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Time Zones in Rails 2.1
Episode #106May 14, 200831 comments

Time Zones in Rails 2.1

In the past, time zones have been very difficult to work with, but no longer! Rails 2.1 brings with it great time zone support as you can see in this episode. (6 minutes)
Gitting Rails 2.1 RC1
Episode #105May 12, 200829 comments

Gitting Rails 2.1 RC1

Rails 2.1 Release Candidate 1 was just released! In this episode I will show you how to install it into your Rails project. (6 minutes)
Exception Notifications
Episode #104May 05, 200829 comments

Exception Notifications

If you're running a production site, it's a good idea to record all exceptions which occur. See how to set up a notification system which does that in this episode. (8 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)
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)
Refactoring Out Helper Object
Episode #101Apr 14, 200827 comments

Refactoring Out Helper Object

If you have complex view logic, this can easily lead to helper methods which call each other. See how to refactor this out into another object in this episode. This is also known as the presenter pattern. (7 minutes)
5 View Tips
Episode #100Apr 07, 200862 comments

5 View Tips

Here's five quick tips to use in views. Be sure to catch the end of the episode where I reveal an exciting contest! (9 minutes)
Complex Partials
Episode #99Mar 31, 200815 comments

Complex Partials

How do you handle partials which have differences depending on the action which is rendering them? Here's three suggestions for this problem. (8 minutes)
Request Profiling
Episode #98Mar 24, 200819 comments

Request Profiling

You can use profiling to determine where the performance bottlenecks are in specific Rails actions. Watch this episode for details. (10 minutes)
Analyzing the Production Log
Episode #97Mar 17, 200817 comments

Analyzing the Production Log

In order to improve performance of your Rails application you need to find the bottlenecks. A great starting point is your production log. In this episode you will see how to use RAWK to analyze your log file and determine which controller actions take up the most processing time. (5 minutes)