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will_paginate (revised)
Episode #51Oct 06, 201117 comments

will_paginate (revised)

Almost every Rails application needs pagination, and will_paginate is a great way to go. Here I show you how to set it up, customize the way it looks, and see how it compares with Kaminari. (6 minutes)
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, 2011101 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, 201145 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)
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)
Search with Sunspot
Episode #278Aug 08, 201194 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)
Testing Time & Web Requests
Episode #276Jul 25, 201129 comments

Testing Time & Web Requests

It can be difficult to test code that deals with the current time or an external web request. Here I show you how to do both using the Timecop and FakeWeb gems. (8 minutes)
Geocoder
Episode #273Jul 04, 201161 comments

Geocoder

If you need to work with geographic data, Geocoder is an excellent gem for converting addresses and coordinates, finding nearby locations, determining distances, and more! (8 minutes)
Markdown with Redcarpet
Episode #272Jun 27, 201166 comments

Markdown with Redcarpet

Redcarpet is an easy-to-use gem which interprets Markdown. Here I show how to customize it and add syntax highlighting through Pygments and Albino. (6 minutes)