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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)
Page Caching
Episode #89Jan 20, 200819 comments

Page Caching

Page caching is an efficient way to cache stateless content. In this episode I will show you how to cache the dynamic javascript we created last week. (6 minutes)
HTTP Basic Authentication
Episode #82Dec 02, 200749 comments

HTTP Basic Authentication

Rails 2.0 offers an extremely easy way to do HTTP basic authentication. See how in this episode. (4 minutes)
Generating PDF Documents
Episode #78Nov 04, 200751 comments

Generating PDF Documents

In this episode I will show you how to create PDF documents using the excellent PDF::Writer gem. (7 minutes)
Destroy Without JavaScript
Episode #77Oct 29, 200724 comments

Destroy Without JavaScript

If the user has JavaScript disabled, the "Destroy" link might not work properly. In this episode I will explore a number of ways to work around this issue. (7 minutes)