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Making a Gem
Episode #135Nov 10, 200820 comments

Making a Gem

Want to create a Ruby Gem instead of a Rails plugin? In this episode I will walk you through creating a gem to extend Rails. (9 minutes)
Paperclip
Episode #134Nov 03, 2008135 comments

Paperclip

Need to add image attachments to a model? See how with paperclip in this episode. (7 minutes)
Capistrano Tasks
Episode #133Oct 27, 200823 comments

Capistrano Tasks

Do you know how to make Capistrano tasks? See how to change default deployment behavior with custom tasks in this episode. (8 minutes)
Helpers Outside Views
Episode #132Oct 20, 200834 comments

Helpers Outside Views

Have you ever wanted to access helper methods outside of the view layer? In this episode I show you a couple ways to do just that. (6 minutes)
Going Back
Episode #131Oct 12, 200825 comments

Going Back

This episode demonstrates a couple ways to redirect the user back to a previous page. Applying this to your site can help minimize the user's need to press the back button. (4 minutes)
Monitoring with God
Episode #130Oct 05, 200832 comments

Monitoring with God

Need to ensure your background processes stay up and running and don't use too many resources? Check out the god gem as shown in this episode. (14 minutes)
Custom Daemon
Episode #129Sep 29, 200848 comments

Custom Daemon

Creating a custom daemon to handle background tasks is surprisingly simple. In this episode I will make a daemon to handle dynamically scheduled tasks. (7 minutes)
Starling and Workling
Episode #128Sep 22, 200858 comments

Starling and Workling

Need to run a task frequently in the background? Starling and Workling is a killer combination for doing just that. See how in this episode. (9 minutes)
Rake in Background
Episode #127Sep 15, 200845 comments

Rake in Background

In need of a background process? You may be able to accomplish this with a simple Rake task. See how in this episode. (10 minutes)
Populating a Database
Episode #126Sep 08, 200862 comments

Populating a Database

Have you ever wanted to fill up a database with a lot of test data? See how to do that in this episode using the populator and faker gems. (8 minutes)