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Model Name in URL
Episode #63Jul 27, 200737 comments

Model Name in URL

By default, Rails uses the model's id in the URL. What if you want to use the name of the model instead? You can change this behavior by overriding the to_param method in the model. Watch this episode for details. (6 minutes)
Create Model Through Text Field
Episode #57Jul 13, 200738 comments

Create Model Through Text Field

Let's say you provide a select menu for setting which category a given product belongs to, but you also want the option of creating a new category by typing the name in a text field. See a great way to do that in this episode. (5 minutes)
Cleaning Up the View
Episode #55Jul 09, 200733 comments

Cleaning Up the View

This episode starts off with a big, messy template. Watch as this code shrinks and becomes more readable while the interface stays the same. (9 minutes)
Update through Checkboxes
Episode #52Jul 02, 200722 comments

Update through Checkboxes

See how to select multiple items using checkboxes and perform an action on the selected items in this episode. (10 minutes)
Blocks in View
Episode #40Jun 04, 200721 comments

Blocks in View

If you try to create a helper method which accepts a block, you will run into a few gotchas. Learn the secrets of blocks in views in this episode. (9 minutes)
Customize Field Error
Episode #39Jun 01, 200726 comments

Customize Field Error

When a validation error occurs, Rails helpfully wraps the field in a div tag so you can style it. But sometimes you don't want this behavior. In this episode you will see how to customize it. (3 minutes)
Multibutton Form
Episode #38May 30, 200710 comments

Multibutton Form

If you have a form with multiple buttons, you can detect which button was clicked by checking the passed parameters. Learn how in this episode. (4 minutes)
Simple Search Form
Episode #37May 28, 2007101 comments

Simple Search Form

A search form is quite different than other forms, this is because it does not deal with model's attributes. See a good way to add a simple search form in this episode. (6 minutes)
Named Routes
Episode #34May 21, 200713 comments

Named Routes

When you add a custom route, make it a named route so you have url helper methods to easily link to that new route. See episode for details. (6 minutes)
Formatting Time
Episode #31May 14, 200720 comments

Formatting Time

Learn how to use the trusty strftime method to format a time, and see how Rails allows you to save this format for later use. (5 minutes)