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Integrating Active Merchant
Episode #145Jan 19, 200966 comments

Integrating Active Merchant

In this episode I show how to add Active Merchant's functionality to a Rails application to make a fully-functional checkout process. (18 minutes)
Active Merchant Basics
Episode #144Jan 12, 200949 comments

Active Merchant Basics

Active Merchant is a great library for handling credit card transactions. In this episode I will show you the basics of using it to communicate with PayPal's gateway. (10 minutes)
PayPal Security
Episode #143Jan 05, 200944 comments

PayPal Security

This episode shows how to encrypt the variables passed to PayPal and verify the authenticity of the payment notifications (IPN). (11 minutes)
PayPal Notifications
Episode #142Dec 29, 200845 comments

PayPal Notifications

PayPal's IPN (Instant Payment Notification) service allows your app to get confirmation when an order is processed. In this episode I use IPN to mark a cart as purchased. (10 minutes)
PayPal Basics
Episode #141Dec 22, 200833 comments

PayPal Basics

This episode is the first in a series on handling the checkout process for orders. Here we show how to complete purchases through PayPal's Website Payments Standard service. (7 minutes)
Rails 2.2 Extras
Episode #140Dec 15, 200813 comments

Rails 2.2 Extras

This episode finishes up the Rails 2.2 series by showing a few miscellaneous additions that I find useful. (4 minutes)
Nested Resources
Episode #139Dec 08, 200831 comments

Nested Resources

In this episode I show how to nest resources through routing and go into some new additions in Rails 2.2. (10 minutes)
I18n
Episode #138Dec 01, 200849 comments

I18n

Internationalization is one of the biggest additions in Rails 2.2. See how the basics work in this episode. (7 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)
jQuery
Episode #136Nov 17, 200886 comments

jQuery

How do you use jQuery with Rails? In this episode I redo episode #43 using jQuery instead of Prototype/RJS. (9 minutes)