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Better Errors & RailsPanel
Episode #402Jan 25, 201361 comments

Better Errors & RailsPanel

Here we take a look at two tools to aid us in development: Better Errors which makes it easier than ever to debug exceptions, and RailsPanel, a Chrome extension to see Rails requests. (8 minutes)
Testing Exceptions
Episode #187Nov 09, 200928 comments

Testing Exceptions

Sometimes bad code slips into production and triggers a 500 error. Learn how to be notified of this and resolve it through integration tests. (10 minutes)
Exception Notifications
Episode #104May 05, 200829 comments

Exception Notifications

If you're running a production site, it's a good idea to record all exceptions which occur. See how to set up a notification system which does that in this episode. (8 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)
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)
Debugging with ruby-debug
Episode #54Jul 06, 200727 comments

Debugging with ruby-debug

This episode will show you how to debug a rails app using ruby-debug: set a breakpoint, inspect variables, change the code and more. (8 minutes)
Debugging RJS
Episode #44Jun 13, 200710 comments

Debugging RJS

RJS and AJAX can be difficult to debug. Many times you don't get any error message in the browser. Learn different techniques for solving these tricky problems in this episode. (7 minutes)
The Stack Trace
Episode #24Apr 27, 200722 comments

The Stack Trace

The stack trace can be a very useful tool when it comes to debugging. Learn the ins and outs of how the stack trace works in this episode. Note: I am using an older version of the Rails bundle here so it might be a little different than yours. The command in the newer version is called Install Plugin and requires you to type textmate_footnotes in the search. (4 minutes)