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AJAX History and Bookmarks
Episode #175Aug 17, 200943 comments

AJAX History and Bookmarks

Browser page history and bookmarks do not usually work with AJAX requests, but in this episode I show you how to remedy this problem using a simple jQuery plugin. (11 minutes)
Pagination with AJAX
Episode #174Aug 10, 200963 comments

Pagination with AJAX

Learn an easy, unobtrusive way to add AJAX functionality to an existing set of pagination links using jQuery. (13 minutes)
Screen Scraping with ScrAPI
Episode #173Aug 03, 200937 comments

Screen Scraping with ScrAPI

Screen scraping is not pretty, but sometimes it's your only option to extract content from an external site. In this episode I show you how to fetch product prices using ScrAPI. (15 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)
Delayed Job
Episode #171Jul 20, 200953 comments

Delayed Job

Is there a long running task which should be handled in the background? One of the best ways is using the delayed_job plugin like I show in this episode. (10 minutes)
OpenID with Authlogic
Episode #170Jul 13, 200952 comments

OpenID with Authlogic

Learn how to apply OpenID to an existing Authlogic setup as I show in this episode. This builds upon the app from episode 160. (11 minutes)
Dynamic Page Caching
Episode #169Jul 06, 200951 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)
Feed Parsing
Episode #168Jun 29, 200922 comments

Feed Parsing

Learn two different techniques for parsing an RSS feed using Feedzirra in this episode! (10 minutes)
More on Virtual Attributes
Episode #167Jun 22, 200928 comments

More on Virtual Attributes

Use a virtual attribute to implement a simple tagging feature. In this episode I show you how to assign virtual attributes through a callback instead of a setter method. (7 minutes)
Metric Fu
Episode #166Jun 15, 200921 comments

Metric Fu

Metric Fu is a compilation of several tools to help find areas of code that could be improved. In this episode I show you how to setup this tool on the railscasts.com source code. (9 minutes)