Episodes

Uploading Files with Refile

Episode #13 8-19-2015 free

Refile is a modern file upload library for Ruby applications. It is simple, yet powerful. This episode covers the basics of uploading and displaying images. Next episodes will cover protecting files and progress bars.

Static Pages with High Voltage

Episode #12 8-10-2015 free

Creating Static Pages within your Rails application is easy and configurable with High Voltage.

Annotate

Episode #11 8-7-2015 free

With strong params replacing attr_accessible, a difficulty has arisen with referencing to the structure of your models. With annotate, we can generate the structure of our models in the comments of our models.

Invisible Captcha

Episode #10 8-2-2015 free

Part of a good User Experience is making your application easy to use for your users. However, a few bad apples often cause a hinderance to your UX/UI by the addition of Captchas. Learn how to create invisible captchas to protect your forms while delivering a good UX.

ActiveJob

Episode #9 7-30-2015 free

ActiveJob is a built in wrapper within Rails 4 for your background processors. By adding this layer to your application, swapping background processors is much easier as you will only be affecting a limited number of files.

Sending Emails

Episode #8 7-30-2015 free

This episode is a prelude to ActiveJob and background processing. Learn how to send emails using an external mail service with Rails.

Sitemap Generator

Episode #7 7-28-2015 free

Adding Search Engine Optimization to your site is easy. However, maintaining it can be difficult. This episode shows how to approach the sitemap indexing.

attr_encrypted

Episode #6 7-26-2015 free

Protecting your data within your database has never been easier. With attr_encrypted, you can easily add a level of security to your application without much refactoring.

Florrick

Episode #5 7-24-2015 free

This is a Rails library which integrates with Active Records and provides some awesome user-initiated string interpolations for your web apps. For example, have you ever needed to allow users to insert their own variables into e-mail templates or messages?

Serialized Attributes

Episode #4 7-22-2015 free

Store multiple attributes and values using a text column. Not for everyday use, but has situations where it can save on the number of columns and/or models needed to accomplish a task.