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ActionCable - Part 1 - Configuration and Basics

Episode #37 7-10-2016 free

A walkthrough on configuring ActionCable with Rails 5. Learn how to configure your mount points and the basics of using ActionCable with your Rails application.

Infinite Scrolling

Episode #29 5-16-2016 free

Infinite scrolling is now a common feature and there are several cases where it is really useful. For instance there are some websites where we simply can’t imagine a good pagination system, like Twitter or even Facebook.

Feature Testing with Capybara

Episode #102 10-22-2017 free

Create Acceptance Tests or Feature Tests to extend your automated tests with browser testing. It can help tests some areas that cannot be reached with other types of tests.

Mail Previews and Templates

Episode #58 12-11-2016 free

Using ActionMailer::Preview preview email samples without sending them. Using Zurb's Foundation for Emails, learn how to use email templates with the Ink framework.

Creating Custom Ruby on Rails Generators

Episode #89 7-16-2017 free

Simplify your workflow by using custom generators to streamline the creation of files and templates that you use often.

ActiveRecord Tricks

Episode #127 4-1-2018 free

In this episode, we look at what would seemingly be simple queries, but are more complex once you start looking into them. Using built in ActiveRecord functions, we can make the queries readable and easy to work with.

Pagination with Kaminari

Episode #73 3-26-2017 free

When displaying a significant number of records, it is often a basic functions in a web application is to paginate the records and load them as requested.

Javascript Select Form Fields with Chosen

Episode #76 4-16-2017 free

Chosen is a jQuery plugin that makes long, unwieldy select boxes much more user-friendly. Learn how to use Chosen in a few different ways in this episode; Rails form builder and Simple Form.

ActionCable - Part 3 - Securing Your WebSockets

Episode #39 7-24-2016 free

Using authentication and authorization, lock down your ActionCable WebSockets so that messages are only sent and received to the intended users.

Intro to Docker on Windows

Episode #72 3-19-2017 free

Developing a Ruby on Rails application on Windows can be difficult, but doesn't have to be with Docker. Learn how to use Docker to create isolated containers and get them to talk with the Rails app and passed through to the local computer.