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Hstore
Episode #345Apr 24, 201253 comments

Hstore

With hstore you can add schema-less data to PostgreSQL. This allows you to store model attributes without creating separate database columns. Watch how to do this using the activerecord-postgres-hstore gem. (10 minutes)
Full-Text Search in PostgreSQL
Episode #343Apr 17, 201290 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)
Asset Pipeline in Production
Episode #341Apr 11, 201223 comments

Asset Pipeline in Production

The Asset Pipeline is very useful, but it can be a pain in production. Here I show why it works the way it does, and how to customize it to fit your deployment setup. (13 minutes)
Chef Solo Basics
Episode #339Apr 06, 201257 comments

Chef Solo Basics

Chef is a provisioning tool which allows you to spin up production servers automatically. Here I show how to get started with Chef Solo and create a custom cookbook. (17 minutes)
Capistrano Recipes
Episode #337Mar 27, 201292 comments

Capistrano Recipes

Get the most out of Capistrano by writing specific recipes with ERB templates. Here I show how to deploy to a blank VPS by running just a few Capistrano commands. (13 minutes)
Deploying to a VPS
Episode #335Mar 21, 2012341 comments

Deploying to a VPS

Deploying a Rails application can be overwhelming because there are so many different options. Here I present a pattern for deploying a Rails app to a VPS using nginx, Unicorn, PostgreSQL, rbenv and more. (18 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)
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)
More on Twitter Bootstrap
Episode #329Feb 28, 201276 comments

More on Twitter Bootstrap

This episode continues on the Twitter Bootstrap project showing how to display flash messages, add form validations with SimpleForm, customize layout with variables, and switch to using Sass. (12 minutes)
MiniTest with Rails
Episode #327Feb 21, 201238 comments

MiniTest with Rails

MiniTest is a fast and lightweight testing library. Here you will learn how to use it in a Rails app for model, helper, and integration testing. The Turn gem is also demonstrated for prettier test output. (15 minutes)