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Monit
Episode #375Aug 16, 201219 comments

Monit

Monit can help ensure your Rails app stays up and running smoothly. Here I show how to set it up, receive alerts, and keep tabs on it through a web interface. (16 minutes)
Image Manipulation
Episode #374Aug 16, 201228 comments

Image Manipulation

Learn how to do extensive image manipulation with the ImageMagick commands. Also learn how RMagick can be used in combination with CarrierWave to process uploaded images. (11 minutes)
Client-Side Performance
Episode #369Jul 24, 201213 comments

Client-Side Performance

Optimizing Rails performance can only take you so far. The client-side plays a big part in how fast a page feels. Here I show many tools that can help make your apps faster than ever. (14 minutes)
MiniProfiler
Episode #368Jul 24, 201265 comments

MiniProfiler

MiniProfiler allows you to see the speed of a request conveniently on the page. It also shows the SQL queries performed and allows you to profile a specific block of code. (9 minutes)
Celluloid
Episode #367Jul 18, 201229 comments

Celluloid

Celluloid puts an object-oriented spin on multi-threaded development. Here I cover the fundamental features of Celluloid in several examples. (11 minutes)
Facebook Open Graph
Episode #363Jul 02, 201217 comments

Facebook Open Graph

This episode builds on last week's episodes and shows how to integrate Facebook further through the Open Graph protocol. You will also learn how to tunnel your local server and move Facebook communication into a background process. (11 minutes)
Facebook Graph API
Episode #361Jun 25, 201219 comments

Facebook Graph API

Learn how to use the Facebook Graph API with the Koala gem to fetch data from Facebook and post content through a user. Here I delve into permissions, error handling, and more. (14 minutes)
Brakeman
Episode #358Jun 15, 201213 comments

Brakeman

The Brakeman gem will scan the Ruby code of a Rails application and alert you to common security vulnerabilities. (8 minutes)
Console Tricks (revised)
Episode #48Jun 09, 201220 comments

Console Tricks (revised)

Here you will learn how to get the most out of the Rails console. I will also demonstrate several utility gems and how to use them without adding them to the Gemfile. (9 minutes)
A Look at Meteor
Episode #351May 16, 201261 comments

A Look at Meteor

Meteor is a JavaScript framework for building rich client-side applications. Here I re-create the Raffler app to compare with Backbone.js and Rails. Meteor may not be related to Rails, but I think many will find it interesting. (15 minutes)