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Creating a Ruby Domain Specific Language (DSL)

Episode #166 12-30-2018 pro CC

In this episode, we look at creating a DSL for HTML tables. Though a simple example, it opens a lot of possibilities for consistency and expandable in what can be done with a DSL.

Incoming Emails with Action Mailbox

Episode #165 12-23-2018 pro CC

Handling and routing incoming emails into your application can be a daunting task. In this episode, we take an early look into the upcoming Action Mailbox in Rails 6.0 which greatly simplifies the process.

Policy Manager with GDPR Rails

Episode #164 12-16-2018 pro CC

Using the gdpr_rails gem, we look at adding a policy manager to require users to accept age, terms, and privacy policies before signing up for an account.

Templating Ruby on Rails Applications

Episode #163 12-9-2018 pro CC

There is a lot of work that is done on new applications and a lot of the common code between new applications. In this episode, we look at using templates to speed up the initial process.

Refactoring Models

Episode #161 11-25-2018 pro CC

Sometimes our models get so large that they become unmaintainable. In this episode, we look at how we can slim down the size of the models without losing functionality.

Development Decisions and Architecture

Episode #160 11-18-2018 pro CC

Decisions made during the development process can significantly affect how the production environment is architected. In this episode, we look at a few different scenarios and how the early decisions made in development affected the production infrastructure.

Activity Feed with Public Activity

Episode #159 11-11-2018 pro CC

Add an activity feed to your application with Public Activity.

Nested Comments from Scratch

Episode #157 10-28-2018 pro

Using polymorphic associations, we can have comments assigned to a post as well as comments assigned to other comments.

Friend Requests Views, Controllers, and Model Methods

Episode #156 10-21-2018 pro

Part II - In this episode, we create performant links for adding, accepting/rejecting and removing friends for our social media application.

Friend Requests From Scratch

Episode #155 10-14-2018 pro

Part I - In this episode, we create our authentication for users, default view for authenticated users, friendship model, associations and scopes for our social media application.