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Recurring Events with FullCalendar

Episode #94 8-20-2017 free

Create recurring events and interact with them on FullCalendar.

Page Specific Javascript in Ruby on Rails

Episode #74 4-2-2017 free

Sometimes you may find yourself with an application that has javascript that needs to execute only on a specific page. This episode lays the foundation to easily manage page specific javascript.

Ruby on Rails 5.2.0 Changes and New Features

Episode #113 1-7-2018 free

Upcoming features include ActiveStorage, built-in Redis Cache Store, updated Rails Credentials and a bunch of other cool things! Honorable mentions also to the new Stimulus Javascript Framework.

What's New in Rails 6

Episode #175 3-3-2019 free

Overview of notable features coming soon in Ruby on Rails 6.

Searchkick and Elasticsearch

Episode #65 1-29-2017 free

Add full text searching using Searchkick and Elasticsearch. Here I will show the steps involved in adding this search to an existing application and a sample of autocomplete functionality.

Nested Forms with Cocoon

Episode #71 3-12-2017 free

Using the unobtrusive gem, Cocoon, learn how to handle multiple models in a single form with accepts_nested_attributes_for.

Drag and Drop with Interact.js

Episode #75 4-9-2017 free

Using Interact.js to create draggable and droppable items in our view, we can use AJAX callbacks on events to interact with our Ruby on Rails application. Also, learn how to use Ruby Assets to manage our Javascript Libraries.

Sample Data with Factory Bot and Faker

Episode #103 10-29-2017 free

Factory Bot is a fixtures replacement which can generate the needed records directly in the tests. Faker can be used to create fake data for these records.

Decoding and Interacting with Barcodes

Episode #67 2-12-2017 free

Using the QuaggaJS Library, learn how to scan and decode barcodes with your Ruby on Rails application. Using provided callbacks, interact with controller actions to provide a seamless experience.

Rails API - Throttling with Rack::Attack

Episode #52 10-30-2016 free

Save expensive calculation time using Rack::Attack, we will learn how to limit requests coming into our application. This gem not only limits requests, but can be used to blacklist or whitelist users as well.