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SimpleForm (revised)
Episode #234Mar 03, 201221 comments

SimpleForm (revised)

Easily generate complex forms with SimpleForm. Here I show how to convert bulky markup into a concise list of fields, customize it by passing options, and add error handling. (9 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)
Twitter Bootstrap Basics
Episode #328Feb 28, 2012104 comments

Twitter Bootstrap Basics

Twitter Bootstrap can help make beautiful web apps quickly by providing you with useful CSS and JavaScript. Here you will learn how to include it into Rails with the twitter-bootstrap-rails gem. (10 minutes)
MiniTest with Rails
Episode #327Feb 21, 201239 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)
ActiveAttr
Episode #326Feb 21, 201213 comments

ActiveAttr

ActiveAttr provides what Active Model left out. If you need to create a table-less model with features similar to Active Record, watch this episode. (5 minutes)
Backbone on Rails Part 2
Episode #325Feb 13, 201263 comments

Backbone on Rails Part 2

In the second part of this two part series on Backbone.js, we finish up the Raffler application. Included is how to create entries through a form, respond to events, extract sub-views, pre-populate records, visit routes, and more. (24 minutes)
Passing Data to JavaScript
Episode #324Feb 13, 201234 comments

Passing Data to JavaScript

There are a variety of ways to pass variables from a Rails application to JavaScript. Here I show three techniques: a script tag, a data attribute, and the Gon gem. (6 minutes)
Backbone on Rails Part 1
Episode #323Feb 08, 2012169 comments

Backbone on Rails Part 1

In this first part of a two part series you will learn basic Backbone concepts including models, collections, routers, views and events. The backbone-on-rails gem is used for Rails integration with the asset pipeline. (18 minutes)
RABL
Episode #322Feb 08, 201229 comments

RABL

RABL - Ruby API Builder Language - provides a DSL for generating JSON or XML responses in a Ruby application. Learn how to share and configure complex JSON data in this episode. (8 minutes)
Jbuilder
Episode #320Jan 30, 201237 comments

Jbuilder

Jbuilder provides a DSL for generating JSON. It includes a template engine which allows you to create complex responses with helpers and conditions. (8 minutes)