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Webrat
Episode #156Apr 06, 200933 comments

Webrat

If you prefer writing integration tests in ruby instead of Cucumber's plain english, consider interacting with Webrat directly as I show in this episode. (7 minutes)
Beginning with Cucumber
Episode #155Mar 30, 200979 comments

Beginning with Cucumber

Cucumber is a high-level testing framework. In this episode we will create a new Rails application from scratch using behavior driven development. (15 minutes)
Polymorphic Association
Episode #154Mar 23, 200986 comments

Polymorphic Association

Polymorphic associations can be perplexing. In this episode I show you how to set it up in Active Record and then move to the controller and view layer. (8 minutes)
PDFs with Prawn
Episode #153Mar 16, 2009108 comments

PDFs with Prawn

Prawn is an excellent Ruby library for generating PDF documents. Learn how to use it along with the Prawnto plugin in this episode. (10 minutes)
Rails 2.3 Extras
Episode #152Mar 09, 200923 comments

Rails 2.3 Extras

This episode finishes up this series on Rails 2.3. Here you will learn about several smaller additions in 2.3. (9 minutes)
Rack Middleware
Episode #151Mar 02, 200940 comments

Rack Middleware

Rack middleware is a way to filter a request and response coming into your application. In this episode I show how to modify the response body using middleware. (12 minutes)
Rails Metal
Episode #150Feb 23, 200921 comments

Rails Metal

Rails Metal is a way to bypass the standard Rails request process for a performance boost. In this episode you will learn how to shave off a few milliseconds using Metal. (9 minutes)
Rails Engines
Episode #149Feb 16, 200933 comments

Rails Engines

Rails 2.3 brings us much of the same functionality as the Rails Engines plugin. Learn how to embed one application into another in this episode. (8 minutes)
App Templates in Rails 2.3
Episode #148Feb 09, 200928 comments

App Templates in Rails 2.3

In Rails 2.3 you can provide a template when generating a new Rails application. See how in this episode. (11 minutes)
Sortable Lists
Episode #147Feb 02, 200935 comments

Sortable Lists

Creating drag & drop sortable lists is fairly easy using Prototype and the built in helper methods. See how in this episode. (8 minutes)