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Rubber and Amazon EC2
Episode #347May 03, 2012143 comments

Rubber and Amazon EC2

Deploying to Amazon EC2 allows you to scale an application quickly. Learn how to use Rubber to deploy to the cloud with just a few commands and monitor the cluster with various web tools. (17 minutes)
Hstore
Episode #345Apr 24, 201253 comments

Hstore

With hstore you can add schema-less data to PostgreSQL. This allows you to store model attributes without creating separate database columns. Watch how to do this using the activerecord-postgres-hstore gem. (10 minutes)
Full-Text Search in PostgreSQL
Episode #343Apr 17, 201288 comments

Full-Text Search in PostgreSQL

Postgres offers full-text searching right out of the box. This episode shows how to write queries from scratch, apply tools like Texticle and pg_search, and optimize performance through indexes. (16 minutes)
Migrating to PostgreSQL
Episode #342Apr 17, 201291 comments

Migrating to PostgreSQL

Postgres is a feature-packed relational database that every Rails developer should consider using. Here you will learn how to install it, add it to a new application, and transition from an existing SQLite app using the "taps" gem. (8 minutes)
The Logger (revised)
Episode #56Apr 13, 201220 comments

The Logger (revised)

The log file will show what is going on behind the scenes of a Rails request. Learn how to log messages, add tags, override formatting, and more. (6 minutes)
Asset Pipeline in Production
Episode #341Apr 11, 201223 comments

Asset Pipeline in Production

The Asset Pipeline is very useful, but it can be a pain in production. Here I show why it works the way it does, and how to customize it to fit your deployment setup. (13 minutes)
Debugging Ruby (revised)
Episode #54Apr 07, 201214 comments

Debugging Ruby (revised)

This episode will show you how to debug a rails app using the "debugger" gem: set a breakpoint, inspect variables and change the executed code at runtime. (7 minutes)
Chef Solo Basics
Episode #339Apr 06, 201257 comments

Chef Solo Basics

Chef is a provisioning tool which allows you to spin up production servers automatically. Here I show how to get started with Chef Solo and create a custom cookbook. (17 minutes)
Capistrano Recipes
Episode #337Mar 27, 201292 comments

Capistrano Recipes

Get the most out of Capistrano by writing specific recipes with ERB templates. Here I show how to deploy to a blank VPS by running just a few Capistrano commands. (13 minutes)
Copycopter
Episode #336Mar 27, 201231 comments

Copycopter

Copycopter provides a nice interface that clients can use to edit the text in a Rails application. Learn how to deploy a Copycopter server using Heroku and integrate it in a Rails application through I18n. (6 minutes)