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Sidekiq Basics

Episode #59 12-18-2016 free

Sidekiq is a Ruby Background Processor that manages its queue with a Redis service. Learn the basics of Sidekiq and integrating it with ActiveJob.

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.

Getting Started - Ruby on Rails - Architectural Overview

Episode #57 12-4-2016 free

For beginners, learn the basic structure of a Ruby on Rails application and the request lifecycle. Learn how different components of a Rails application interact with each other.

Redis Basics

Episode #56 11-28-2016 free

Redis within a Ruby on Rails application has many benefits. Learn to interact with Redis Server and set it up for caching within your application.

Charts and Graphs

Episode #55 11-21-2016 free

Learn how to use one of three charting libraries, Chart.js, Highcharts, or Google Charts, using the Chartkick gem to create simple and unobtrusive charts in your application.

Getting Started - Ruby on Rails - Development Environment

Episode #54 11-13-2016 free

Here is a simple workflow of setting up a new development environment. From Homebrew, ZSH, Atom, and RVM, learn how to easily get your macOS environment up and running.

Database Index Optimization and Migration Maintenance

Episode #53 11-6-2016 free

Adding indexes to your databases can increase the SQL search performance on your tables. As your application grows, migration files can become out of hand, use squasher to squish them down to a single file.

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.

Rails API - Authentication with JWT

Episode #51 10-23-2016 free

Using the knock gem, we will add JWT Authentication to our Rails API Application.

Rails API - Active Model Serializer

Episode #50 10-16-2016 free

Using ActiveModel::Serializer, learn how to create the JSON responses for your Rails API application. ASM is a great object oriented approach to building a JSON API.