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From jQuery to ES6

Episode #218 12-1-2019 free

jQuery has been a great tool for many years, but we've seen a transition in the past years where applications have dropped jQuery and moved to vanilla javascript. In this episode, we look at some common jQuery examples and the ES6 equivalencies.

Inline Editing Records

Episode #191 6-2-2019 free

Using Rails UJS, we create an interactive row editing solution without using any kind of Javascript frameworks.

Nested Forms from Scratch with StimulusJS

Episode #186 5-5-2019 free

Using StimulusJS controllers, adding nested forms to a Rails application is easy and unobtrusive. In this episode, we look at an alternative way of creating nested forms without the Cocoon gem.

Recurring Events with FullCalendar

Episode #94 8-20-2017 free

Create recurring events and interact with them on FullCalendar.

Plotting Points on a Map from Scratch

Episode #86 6-25-2017 free

Using the Google Maps Javascript API, learn how to plot markers onto a map. Load markers and info windows through AJAX calls to your Rails JSON API.

Geocoding, Places and Maps

Episode #84 6-11-2017 free

Using the Geocoder gem and Google APIs, learn how to add some geolocation functionality to your application.

Autocomplete with HTML Results

Episode #83 6-4-2017 free

Working with an autocomplete can be very simple. However, things get complicated when you try to use HTML markup in the displayed results. Learn how to use HTML markup within your autocomplete results!

DataTables

Episode #82 5-29-2017 free

The DataTables Javascript library creates a powerful display of your application's data. Some of the features include pagination, server side processing, sorting and search.

Cropping Images with JCrop

Episode #77 4-23-2017 free

Extend your image upload functionality with JCrop. Learn to redirect the user to a crop page once they have uploaded their image and save versions of the cropped images.

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.