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Backbone on Rails Part 1
Episode #323Feb 08, 2012168 comments

Backbone on Rails Part 1

In this first part of a two part series you will learn basic Backbone concepts including models, collections, routers, views and events. The backbone-on-rails gem is used for Rails integration with the asset pipeline. (18 minutes)
Rollout and Degrade
Episode #315Jan 09, 201214 comments

Rollout and Degrade

Learn how to use the Rollout gem to deploy a feature to a select group of users and the Degrade gem to automatically disable it upon failure. Also included is a way of doing this from scratch. (13 minutes)
ElasticSearch Part 2
Episode #307Dec 12, 201136 comments

ElasticSearch Part 2

This final part on ElasticSearch and Tire will show how to make more complex search queries, customize the indexing, and add facets. (16 minutes)
Extracting a Ruby Gem
Episode #301Nov 21, 20119 comments

Extracting a Ruby Gem

In this episode I show how to extract a Ruby Gem from an existing Rails application, test it with RSpec and Supermodel, and add a Railtie. (16 minutes)
Running JavaScript in Ruby
Episode #297Nov 07, 201124 comments

Running JavaScript in Ruby

Sometimes logic needs to be shared between the server-side (Ruby) and the client-side (JavaScript). Here I show how to run JavaScript directly in Ruby through ExecJS and therubyracer. (14 minutes)
Sharing Mustache Templates
Episode #295Oct 31, 201130 comments

Sharing Mustache Templates

Mustache is a simple, logic-less templating language which allows you to use the same template for both Ruby and JavaScript. See how to set it up with a custom template handler in this episode. (17 minutes)
Testing with VCR
Episode #291Oct 17, 201132 comments

Testing with VCR

If you ever need to test an application which communicates with an external API, VCR is the way to go. Here I show a workflow in RSpec, how to use with capybara-mechanize, how to add sanitization filtering, and more. (13 minutes)