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Draper
Episode #286Oct 03, 201150 comments

Draper

Clean up complex view logic using Draper. This gem provides decorators (much like presenters) which bundles view logic in an object oriented fashion. In this episode I do a step-by-step refactoring of a complex template into a decorator. (12 minutes)
Spork
Episode #285Sep 26, 201149 comments

Spork

Spork improves the loading time of your test suite by starting up your Rails application once in the background. Use it with Guard for the ultimate combo in fast feedback while doing TDD. (9 minutes)
Active Admin
Episode #284Sep 19, 2011103 comments

Active Admin

Active Admin allows you to quickly build an admin interface with just a few commands. Not only does it look great, but it is very customizable as shown in this episode. (12 minutes)
Authentication with Sorcery
Episode #283Sep 12, 201147 comments

Authentication with Sorcery

Sorcery is a full-featured, modular solution to authentication which leaves the controller and view layers up to you. (10 minutes)
Upgrading to Rails 3.1
Episode #282Sep 05, 201129 comments

Upgrading to Rails 3.1

It is incredibly easy to upgrade to Rails 3.1, but if you want to take advantage of the asset pipeline you will need to put in some extra effort. Have no fear because I walk you through each of the necessary steps in this episode. (8 minutes)
Foreman
Episode #281Aug 29, 201118 comments

Foreman

Foreman can help manage multiple processes that your Rails app depends upon when running in development. It also provides an export command to move them into production. (4 minutes)
Pry with Rails
Episode #280Aug 22, 201154 comments

Pry with Rails

Pry is an alternative to IRB and sports many great features. Here I show how to integrate it into a Rails app, and how it can aid in debugging. (8 minutes)
Understanding the Asset Pipeline
Episode #279Aug 15, 201150 comments

Understanding the Asset Pipeline

The asset pipeline is probably the biggest feature in Rails 3.1, but it can seem like magic at first. Here I dive into exactly how the asset pipeline works. (11 minutes)
Search with Sunspot
Episode #278Aug 08, 201195 comments

Search with Sunspot

Sunspot makes it easy to do full text searching through Solr. Here I show how to search on various attributes and add facets for filtering the search further. (10 minutes)
Mountable Engines
Episode #277Aug 01, 201159 comments

Mountable Engines

Engines are receiving a major update in Rails 3.1. You can mount them at any path, embed assets, run generators and more. See how in this episode. (13 minutes)