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Gem Dependencies
Episode #110May 23, 200817 comments

Gem Dependencies

In Rails 2.1 we now have the ability to set gem dependencies. Now it's easier than ever to specify which ruby gems our rails app relies on. (6 minutes)
Gitting Rails 2.1 RC1
Episode #105May 12, 200829 comments

Gitting Rails 2.1 RC1

Rails 2.1 Release Candidate 1 was just released! In this episode I will show you how to install it into your Rails project. (6 minutes)
Request Profiling
Episode #98Mar 24, 200819 comments

Request Profiling

You can use profiling to determine where the performance bottlenecks are in specific Rails actions. Watch this episode for details. (10 minutes)
Analyzing the Production Log
Episode #97Mar 17, 200817 comments

Analyzing the Production Log

In order to improve performance of your Rails application you need to find the bottlenecks. A great starting point is your production log. In this episode you will see how to use RAWK to analyze your log file and determine which controller actions take up the most processing time. (5 minutes)
Git on Rails
Episode #96Mar 10, 200858 comments

Git on Rails

Git has been getting a lot of buzz lately, and for good reason. It's an excellent SCM which in many ways is more simple and powerful than subversion. See how to set up a Rails project with Git in this episode. (5 minutes)
Logging Variables
Episode #86Dec 30, 200712 comments

Logging Variables

Have you ever wanted to easily log all variables? Now you can by using some advanced Ruby concepts as shown in this episode. (6 minutes)
YAML Configuration File
Episode #85Dec 23, 200732 comments

YAML Configuration File

Application configuration shouldn't be spread throughout your code base. Instead a much better place to put it is an external YAML file. See how to do that in this episode. (7 minutes)
Custom Rake Tasks
Episode #66Aug 13, 200736 comments

Custom Rake Tasks

Rake is one of those tools that you don't realize how powerful it is until you start using it. In this episode you will learn how to create custom rake tasks and improve them by using rake features. (10 minutes)
How to Make a Generator
Episode #58Jul 16, 200723 comments

How to Make a Generator

Rails comes with many built-in generators, but what if you want to customize them or make your own? Rails gives you a great way to do this which you will learn in this episode. (11 minutes)
The Logger
Episode #56Jul 11, 200713 comments

The Logger

Learn all about the logger in this episode. See how to send messages to the log and how to customize it. (9 minutes)