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Full-Text Search in PostgreSQL
Episode #343Apr 17, 201291 comments

Full-Text Search in PostgreSQL

Postgres offers full-text searching right out of the box. This episode shows how to write queries from scratch, apply tools like Texticle and pg_search, and optimize performance through indexes. (16 minutes)
DataTables
Episode #340Apr 11, 2012120 comments

DataTables

DataTables makes it easy to convert a plain HTML table into one with pagination, sorting, and searching - all done with JavaScript and jQuery. Here I show how to set this up and use a Rails application as the data source. (9 minutes)
Globalize3
Episode #338Apr 04, 201222 comments

Globalize3

Rails has great internationalization (I18n) support making it easy to translate static text into other languages, but how do we translate database content? Learn how using Globalize 3 in this episode. (5 minutes)
Copycopter
Episode #336Mar 27, 201231 comments

Copycopter

Copycopter provides a nice interface that clients can use to edit the text in a Rails application. Learn how to deploy a Copycopter server using Heroku and integrate it in a Rails application through I18n. (6 minutes)
Compass & CSS Sprites
Episode #334Mar 21, 201215 comments

Compass & CSS Sprites

Compass improves the Sass experience by providing useful mixins, functions, and more. You will also learn how to make CSS sprites with it in this episode. (9 minutes)
Bundler (revised)
Episode #201Mar 16, 201215 comments

Bundler (revised)

Bundler makes it easy to manage Ruby Gem dependencies. Learn how to use it in a Rails application, see what's new in Bundler 1.1, convenient ways to run bundle exec, and how to fix gem compilation issues. (9 minutes)
Extending Refinery CMS
Episode #333Mar 14, 201223 comments

Extending Refinery CMS

Here I continue on Refinery and show how to add database-backed content by generating an engine. You will also learn how to override Refinery's views and controllers in this episode. (14 minutes)
Refinery CMS Basics
Episode #332Mar 14, 201237 comments

Refinery CMS Basics

If you need to quickly create an informational site that can be easily edited, consider using a content management system. Here I show how to build a site using Refinery CMS. (11 minutes)
A/B Testing with Split
Episode #331Mar 07, 201217 comments

A/B Testing with Split

Split testing allows you to experiment with different designs and track conversions to determine which one is the most effective. Learn how to do A/B testing using Split in this episode. (10 minutes)
Better Sass with Bourbon
Episode #330Mar 07, 201227 comments

Better Sass with Bourbon

If you are tired of the browser vendor prefixes in CSS, check out Bourbon. It provides Sass mixins and functions to make CSS more convenient. (7 minutes)