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Batch API Requests
Episode #414Apr 27, 201323 comments

Batch API Requests

Here I demonstrate how to perform bulk API operations though a single request using Rack middleware. This is great if you need to trigger multiple actions at once such as if the user goes offline. (18 minutes)
Ember Part 2
Episode #410Mar 12, 201342 comments

Ember Part 2

Here we continue our look into Ember.js. First we add a JSON API to persist the entries through ember-data. Then we finish up the project by adding a computed property and a view object. (14 minutes)
Active Model Serializers
Episode #409Mar 09, 201347 comments

Active Model Serializers

The ActiveModel::Serializers gem can help you build JSON APIs through serializer objects. This provides a dedicated place to fully customize the JSON output. (10 minutes)
AngularJS
Episode #405Feb 05, 2013163 comments

AngularJS

AngularJS is an awesome framework for easily creating rich, client-side applications. Its powerful bindings allow you to do a lot with very little code. Here I show how to integrate Angular with a Rails app. (16 minutes)
OAuth with Doorkeeper
Episode #353May 23, 201238 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)
Securing an API
Episode #352May 23, 201225 comments

Securing an API

There are many approaches to locking down an API. Here I start off with HTTP Basic authentication then move on to generating a unique token which can be passed through a URL parameter or HTTP header. (7 minutes)
REST API Versioning
Episode #350May 16, 201262 comments

REST API Versioning

APIs should be consistent, but it is difficult to do this when returning a JSON response along side the HTML interface. Here I show how to add a versioned, RESTful API. The version can be determined from either the URL or HTTP headers. (10 minutes)
The Rails API Gem
Episode #348May 09, 201233 comments

The Rails API Gem

It is often asked: Is Rails a good fit if I only need to serve an API? In this episode I show how to use the Rails API gem to create a slimmer Rails application designed to respond with JSON. (9 minutes)
RABL
Episode #322Feb 08, 201229 comments

RABL

RABL - Ruby API Builder Language - provides a DSL for generating JSON or XML responses in a Ruby application. Learn how to share and configure complex JSON data in this episode. (8 minutes)