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Full-Text Search in PostgreSQL
Episode #343Apr 17, 201291 comments

Full-Text Search in PostgreSQL

Postgres offers full-text searching right out of the box. This episode shows how to write queries from scratch, apply tools like Texticle and pg_search, and optimize performance through indexes. (16 minutes)
Asset Pipeline in Production
Episode #341Apr 11, 201223 comments

Asset Pipeline in Production

The Asset Pipeline is very useful, but it can be a pain in production. Here I show why it works the way it does, and how to customize it to fit your deployment setup. (13 minutes)
Chef Solo Basics
Episode #339Apr 06, 201257 comments

Chef Solo Basics

Chef is a provisioning tool which allows you to spin up production servers automatically. Here I show how to get started with Chef Solo and create a custom cookbook. (17 minutes)
Capistrano Recipes
Episode #337Mar 27, 201292 comments

Capistrano Recipes

Get the most out of Capistrano by writing specific recipes with ERB templates. Here I show how to deploy to a blank VPS by running just a few Capistrano commands. (13 minutes)
Deploying to a VPS
Episode #335Mar 21, 2012343 comments

Deploying to a VPS

Deploying a Rails application can be overwhelming because there are so many different options. Here I present a pattern for deploying a Rails app to a VPS using nginx, Unicorn, PostgreSQL, rbenv and more. (18 minutes)
Rack App from Scratch
Episode #317Jan 16, 20127 comments

Rack App from Scratch

Rack comes with many helpful utilities such as request and response objects, various middleware, and MockRequest for testing. Here I cover all of these while building a Rack app from scratch. (15 minutes)
Receiving Email with Mailman
Episode #313Jan 02, 201249 comments

Receiving Email with Mailman

The Mailman gem makes it easy to receive email in a Rails application. Here I show how to write a script to run Mailman in its own process and pull down mail from a POP3 account. (11 minutes)
A Shell-Scripting Story
Episode #309Dec 19, 201113 comments

A Shell-Scripting Story

This episode continues off of the previous episode on Oh My ZSH showing how to script Z Shell. Here I show how to write a Rake autocompletion script and cover a few more useful utilities. (10 minutes)
Publishing a Gem
Episode #303Nov 28, 20116 comments

Publishing a Gem

In this second part on making a gem, you will learn how to publish a gem by releasing it to rubygems.org, testing it through Travis CI, documenting it on RubyDoc.info, and advertising it on various sites. (11 minutes)
Nginx & Unicorn
Episode #293Oct 24, 201155 comments

Nginx & Unicorn

Nginx and Unicorn make a killer-combo for hosting a Rails application in production. Learn how to configure each in a Vagrant virtual machine in this episode. (19 minutes)