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Edit Multiple Individually
Episode #198Jan 25, 201042 comments

Edit Multiple Individually

Use checkboxes to edit multiple records in one form, where each one has an individual set of form fields. (13 minutes)
Nested Model Form Part 2
Episode #197Jan 18, 2010188 comments

Nested Model Form Part 2

Add and remove nested model fields dynamically through JavaScript using either Prototype or jQuery. (12 minutes)
Nested Model Form Part 1
Episode #196Jan 11, 2010143 comments

Nested Model Form Part 1

Handling multiple models in a single form is much easier with the accepts_nested_attributes_for method. See how to use this method to handle nested model fields. (11 minutes)
Formtastic Part 2
Episode #185Oct 26, 200946 comments

Formtastic Part 2

Learn about some of the more advanced functionality of Formtastic including handling many-to-many associations, required fields, and styling. (9 minutes)
Formtastic Part 1
Episode #184Oct 19, 200948 comments

Formtastic Part 1

Formtastic is a concise way to generate form views. In this episode (part 1 of 2) I show how to generate both a simple form and a more complex one which is customized with options. (10 minutes)
7 Security Tips
Episode #178Sep 07, 200931 comments

7 Security Tips

Security is important! Here I show seven different security flaws which are common to Rails applications ranging from mass assignment to CSRF protection. (14 minutes)
More on Virtual Attributes
Episode #167Jun 22, 200928 comments

More on Virtual Attributes

Use a virtual attribute to implement a simple tagging feature. In this episode I show you how to assign virtual attributes through a callback instead of a setter method. (7 minutes)
Edit Multiple
Episode #165Jun 08, 200929 comments

Edit Multiple

Use checkboxes to select multiple records and edit them all in one form as shown in this episode. With virtual attributes you can even edit values relatively! (14 minutes)
Auto-Complete Association
Episode #102Apr 21, 2008119 comments

Auto-Complete Association

Usually a select menu is used for setting a belongs_to association, but in this episode I will show you how to use a text field with auto completion. (13 minutes)
Dynamic Select Menus
Episode #88Jan 13, 2008176 comments

Dynamic Select Menus

See how to dynamically change a select menu based on another select menu using Javascript. In this episode everything is kept client side which leads to a more responsive user interface. (7 minutes)