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jQuery
Episode #136Nov 17, 200886 comments

jQuery

How do you use jQuery with Rails? In this episode I redo episode #43 using jQuery instead of Prototype/RJS. (9 minutes)
Helpers Outside Views
Episode #132Oct 20, 200834 comments

Helpers Outside Views

Have you ever wanted to access helper methods outside of the view layer? In this episode I show you a couple ways to do just that. (6 minutes)
Going Back
Episode #131Oct 12, 200825 comments

Going Back

This episode demonstrates a couple ways to redirect the user back to a previous page. Applying this to your site can help minimize the user's need to press the back button. (4 minutes)
Rake in Background
Episode #127Sep 15, 200845 comments

Rake in Background

In need of a background process? You may be able to accomplish this with a simple Rake task. See how in this episode. (10 minutes)
Dynamic Layouts
Episode #125Sep 01, 200825 comments

Dynamic Layouts

Discover how to dynamically change the layout using content in the database. Check out this episode for details. (11 minutes)
Beta Invitations
Episode #124Aug 25, 200855 comments

Beta Invitations

You know those invitation systems where a given user can invite a number of other people to join? That's what I show you how to make in this episode. (22 minutes)
Subdomains
Episode #123Aug 18, 200860 comments

Subdomains

Learn how to unleash the full potential of subdomains with the subdomain-fu Rails plugin in this episode. (18 minutes)
Semi-Static Pages
Episode #117Jul 07, 200853 comments

Semi-Static Pages

Static pages can sometimes be a little awkward to add to a Rails app. See a couple different solutions to this problem in this episode. (14 minutes)
Site Wide Announcements
Episode #103Apr 28, 200840 comments

Site Wide Announcements

Sometimes you need to display an administrative announcement to every page on the site and give the users the ability to hide the announcement. See how in this episode. (13 minutes)
Action Caching
Episode #93Feb 17, 200819 comments

Action Caching

Action caching behaves much like page caching except it processes the controller filters. You can also make it conditional as seen in this episode. (7 minutes)