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Caching in Rails 2.1
Episode #115Jun 23, 200848 comments

Caching in Rails 2.1

Rails 2.1 brings some new caching features which makes it very easy to cache any values including models. See how in this episode. (8 minutes)
Endless Page
Episode #114Jun 16, 200835 comments

Endless Page

Ever wondered how some sites seem to have endless scrolling page with no pagination? Find out how easy it is to do this in Rails in this episode. (8 minutes)
Contributing to Rails with Git
Episode #113Jun 09, 200814 comments

Contributing to Rails with Git

If you want Rails to behave a certain way, try changing it and submitting a patch. This episode will show how to do exactly this using Git. (11 minutes)
Anonymous Scopes
Episode #112Jun 02, 200844 comments

Anonymous Scopes

The scoped method allows you to generate named scopes on the fly. In this episode I show how to use anonymous scopes to improve the conditional logic which was used in the previous episode on advanced search form. (8 minutes)
Advanced Search Form
Episode #111May 26, 200883 comments

Advanced Search Form

If you need to create an advanced search with a lot of fields, it may not be ideal to use a GET request as I showed in episode 37. In this episode I will show you how to handle this by creating a Search resource. (7 minutes)
Gem Dependencies
Episode #110May 23, 200817 comments

Gem Dependencies

In Rails 2.1 we now have the ability to set gem dependencies. Now it's easier than ever to specify which ruby gems our rails app relies on. (6 minutes)
Tracking Attribute Changes
Episode #109May 21, 200824 comments

Tracking Attribute Changes

Rails 2.1 keeps track of the changes you make to a model's attributes. It also allows you to see what the previous value was. But watch out for the gotcha! See this episode for details. (7 minutes)
named_scope
Episode #108May 19, 200847 comments

named_scope

The named_scope method in Rails 2.1 makes performing finds on models very elegant and convenient. See how in this episode. (11 minutes)
Migrations in Rails 2.1
Episode #107May 16, 200820 comments

Migrations in Rails 2.1

Migrations now have a timestamp as their version number in Rails 2.1. In this episode I will explain this change as well as show you some other cool additions. (4 minutes)
Time Zones in Rails 2.1
Episode #106May 14, 200831 comments

Time Zones in Rails 2.1

In the past, time zones have been very difficult to work with, but no longer! Rails 2.1 brings with it great time zone support as you can see in this episode. (6 minutes)