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Dynamic Page Caching (revised)
Episode #169Feb 11, 201219 comments

Dynamic Page Caching (revised)

Page caching is great for speeding up the performance of a page, but what if it contains user-specific content? Learn how to load content in dynamically through JavaScript in this episode. (7 minutes)
Page Caching (revised)
Episode #89Feb 02, 201220 comments

Page Caching (revised)

Page caching is an efficient way to cache full content to be served by the front-end web server. Learn how to deal with pagination, expiration with sweepers, and user-specific content in this episode. (9 minutes)
HTTP Caching
Episode #321Jan 30, 201225 comments

HTTP Caching

With HTTP response headers you can the cache in the user's browser and proxies. Etags, Last-Modified, Cache-Control and Rack::Cache are all covered here (15 minutes)
Charts
Episode #223Jul 19, 201062 comments

Charts

There are a number of libraries to help create graphs. Here I show how to integrate Highcharts into a Rails app. (16 minutes)
Rack in Rails 3
Episode #222Jul 12, 20105 comments

Rack in Rails 3

The router in Rails 3 is fully compatible with Rack. Learn how to embed Sinatra into an app, handle redirects, and improve on Rails Metal. (8 minutes)
Touch and Cache
Episode #172Jul 27, 200915 comments

Touch and Cache

Rails 2.3.3 brings us a new feature called "touch". See how to use this to auto-expire associated caches in this episode. (6 minutes)
Dynamic Page Caching
Episode #169Jul 06, 200949 comments

Dynamic Page Caching

Use JavaScript to allow dynamic content in a page cache. In this episode I show you how to insert the user-specific content into a page through JavaScript. (11 minutes)
Three Profiling Tools
Episode #161May 11, 200930 comments

Three Profiling Tools

Ever want to know what Rails is doing under the hood during a request? In this episode I show three different profiling tools: New Relic RPM, FiveRuns TuneUp, and Rack::Bug. (7 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)
Memoization
Episode #137Nov 24, 200829 comments

Memoization

Rails 2.2 is out! In this episode I show how to upgrade Rails and then demonstrate one of the new additions: Memoization. (5 minutes)