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Creating a Basic Gem

Episode #99 9-24-2017 free

Gems are a packaged library of functions that can extend your application or provide other features to your system. Learn to create and publish a ruby gem.

Mountable Engines

Episode #79 5-7-2017 free

Mountable Engines are a great way to extract code into its own namespace and allow the code to be reused in other applications. Other popular gems that are mountable engines are Devise and Doorkeeper.

Using Webpacker in Rails 6

Episode #178 3-17-2019 pro

Webpacker is a great addition in Rails. However, it adds some complexities with libraries and older gems with javascript assets. In this episode, we look at using webpacker in different scenarios.

Contributing to a Gem

Episode #240 5-3-2020 free

So, you've been using a gem for some time and you've either discovered that the gem isn't working correctly or that you want to start contributing to the gem itself. Sometimes this can be an overwhelming task. In this episode, we look at the basic processes for contributing to a gem.

Bundler and Binstubs

Episode #153 9-30-2018 pro

In this episode, we look at some lesser known bundler commands including binstubs.

Creating a Gem From Existing Code

Episode #179 3-24-2019 pro

In this episode, we look at a process for extracting business logic out of a Ruby on Rails application into a gem.