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Active Record Reputation System
Episode #364Jul 09, 201269 comments

Active Record Reputation System

If you need to calculate an average user's rating or sum up a number of votes, consider using the activerecord-reputation-system gem. Here I will cover the basics and also briefly present a from-scratch solution. (10 minutes)
Facebook Authentication
Episode #360Jun 25, 2012118 comments

Facebook Authentication

This will show how to create a new facebook application and configure it. Then add some authentication with the omniauth-facebook gem and top it off with a client-side authentication using the JavaScript SDK. (12 minutes)
Squeel
Episode #354May 30, 201219 comments

Squeel

Squeel provides a comprehensive DSL for writing SQL queries in Ruby. It is built upon Arel giving you access to many of its powerful features. (9 minutes)
The Rails API Gem
Episode #348May 09, 201233 comments

The Rails API Gem

It is often asked: Is Rails a good fit if I only need to serve an API? In this episode I show how to use the Rails API gem to create a slimmer Rails application designed to respond with JSON. (9 minutes)
Rubber and Amazon EC2
Episode #347May 03, 2012143 comments

Rubber and Amazon EC2

Deploying to Amazon EC2 allows you to scale an application quickly. Learn how to use Rubber to deploy to the cloud with just a few commands and monitor the cluster with various web tools. (17 minutes)
Wizard Forms with Wicked
Episode #346May 03, 201242 comments

Wizard Forms with Wicked

Creating a wizard form can be tricky in Rails. Learn how Wicked can help by turning a controller into a series of multiple steps. (11 minutes)
Queue Classic
Episode #344Apr 24, 201226 comments

Queue Classic

PostgreSQL can act as a worker queue which can replace the need for a separate process to manage the background jobs. Here you will learn how to do this with the queue_classic gem. (8 minutes)
DataTables
Episode #340Apr 11, 2012119 comments

DataTables

DataTables makes it easy to convert a plain HTML table into one with pagination, sorting, and searching - all done with JavaScript and jQuery. Here I show how to set this up and use a Rails application as the data source. (9 minutes)
Globalize3
Episode #338Apr 04, 201222 comments

Globalize3

Rails has great internationalization (I18n) support making it easy to translate static text into other languages, but how do we translate database content? Learn how using Globalize 3 in this episode. (5 minutes)
Copycopter
Episode #336Mar 27, 201231 comments

Copycopter

Copycopter provides a nice interface that clients can use to edit the text in a Rails application. Learn how to deploy a Copycopter server using Heroku and integrate it in a Rails application through I18n. (6 minutes)