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Twitter Integration
Episode #359Jun 15, 201221 comments

Twitter Integration

Here I show how to integrate Twitter into a Rails app. This includes fetching data, caching it, and even how to authenticate as a user signing in to your application through Twitter. (14 minutes)
Brakeman
Episode #358Jun 15, 201213 comments

Brakeman

The Brakeman gem will scan the Ruby code of a Rails application and alert you to common security vulnerabilities. (8 minutes)
Console Tricks (revised)
Episode #48Jun 09, 201220 comments

Console Tricks (revised)

Here you will learn how to get the most out of the Rails console. I will also demonstrate several utility gems and how to use them without adding them to the Gemfile. (9 minutes)
Adding SSL
Episode #357Jun 08, 201232 comments

Adding SSL

It is important to protect a user's private information with HTTPS. Here you will learn how to get it working on your local machine, configure Rack SSL, install certificates for production, and more. (14 minutes)
Dangers of Session Hijacking
Episode #356Jun 08, 201227 comments

Dangers of Session Hijacking

If a user's authentication cookie is sent over an insecure connection it is vulnerable to session hijacking, or more specifically, sidejacking. Learn how this is done, and how you can prevent it. (6 minutes)
Simple OmniAuth (revised)
Episode #241Jun 02, 201239 comments

Simple OmniAuth (revised)

OmniAuth makes it easy to do user authentication through a third party provider such as Twitter or Facebook. Learn a simple approach in this episode. (11 minutes)
Hacking with Arel
Episode #355May 30, 201213 comments

Hacking with Arel

Here I show a variety of ways to rewrite a long SQL query using only Active Record and Arel. This includes generating scopes dynamically, adding an "or" operator, and adding a powerful "match" method. (15 minutes)
Squeel
Episode #354May 30, 201219 comments

Squeel

Squeel provides a comprehensive DSL for writing SQL queries in Ruby. It is built upon Arel giving you access to many of its powerful features. (9 minutes)
Generating RSS Feeds (revised)
Episode #87May 26, 20129 comments

Generating RSS Feeds (revised)

If you have a page containing a dynamic list of records, consider providing an RSS or Atom feed for it. It is quite easy to do with XML Builder and the atom_feed helper method as shown in this episode. (8 minutes)
OAuth with Doorkeeper
Episode #353May 23, 201237 comments

OAuth with Doorkeeper

Doorkeeper makes it easy to create an OAuth 2 provider. This episode also shows how to setup OmniAuth as an OAuth client and use the oauth2 gem to communicate with an API. (19 minutes)