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Template Handlers
Episode #379Sep 04, 201212 comments

Template Handlers

Here I will demonstrate creating two template handlers. One for Ruby which is great for JSON or CSV formats. Another for interpreting Markdown which is useful for informational content. (12 minutes)
FnordMetric
Episode #378Sep 04, 201218 comments

FnordMetric

FnordMetric allows you to chart events in real time. This is great for keeping track of user activity in your Rails app as demonstrated in this episode. (10 minutes)
Semi-Static Pages (revised)
Episode #117Sep 02, 201216 comments

Semi-Static Pages (revised)

There are many ways to handle static pages in a Rails application. Here I show two approaches including one that uses a RESTful style PagesController to keep the content in the database (8 minutes)
Trinidad
Episode #377Aug 30, 201223 comments

Trinidad

Trinidad is designed to serve JRuby web applications and gives you the power of Java while still keeping the feel of traditional Rails deployment. Here I show how to setup a Capistrano recipe, configure it, and more. (15 minutes)
JRuby Basics
Episode #376Aug 30, 201224 comments

JRuby Basics

JRuby is a polished and stable Ruby implementation. Here I show the basics of setting it up and executing Java from within Ruby. I also see how it compares with MRI at running threads. (10 minutes)
Memoization (revised)
Episode #137Aug 18, 20129 comments

Memoization (revised)

Memoization is a convenient way to cache a method's response. Here I show several ways to accomplish this from scratch since the ActiveSupport::Memoizable module has been deprecated. (9 minutes)
Monit
Episode #375Aug 16, 201220 comments

Monit

Monit can help ensure your Rails app stays up and running smoothly. Here I show how to set it up, receive alerts, and keep tabs on it through a web interface. (16 minutes)
Image Manipulation
Episode #374Aug 16, 201228 comments

Image Manipulation

Learn how to do extensive image manipulation with the ImageMagick commands. Also learn how RMagick can be used in combination with CarrierWave to process uploaded images. (11 minutes)
Calendars (revised)
Episode #213Aug 10, 201280 comments

Calendars (revised)

Learn how to add a calendar to your Rails app. Whether it be a date picker using jQuery UI or a full page calendar for browsing records, I will show you how to do it in this episode. (9 minutes)
Zero-Downtime Deployment
Episode #373Aug 09, 201224 comments

Zero-Downtime Deployment

Here I show how to accomplish zero-downtime deployment using Unicorn. I also cover gotchas when working with migrations and how to put up a maintenance page when you do need to take down the site. (12 minutes)