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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.

ActionCable on Production

Episode #3 7-20-2015 free

Taking a look at ActionCable and switching from Puma to Thin. On server reboot, spin up the ActionCable service.

Impressionist

Episode #2 7-19-2015 free

A lightweight plugin that logs impressions per action or manually per model