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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 - 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 - 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.

Rails API Basics

Episode #49 10-2-2016 free

A brief introduction on Rails API. Learn how to create an API application and setup the routes. This episode is paving the way for more in depth looks into Rails API.

Playing with JSON

Episode #34 6-19-2016 free

Some neat tips and tricks for interacting with and parsing JSON responses from an API.

Creating a Simple Slack Bot

Episode #162 12-2-2018 free CC

Slack is a great application to keep in contact with friends, coworkers and a community. With bots, its capabilities are endless. In this episode, learn how to create a Slack Bot to interact with.

Custom Error Pages with Slack Notification

Episode #91 7-30-2017 free

Learn to use custom error pages to provide a similar look to your application. Get notified on Slack as errors occur to act on them before they're reported.

Service Objects for API Interactions with Twilio

Episode #154 10-7-2018 free

In this episode, learn how to extract the interactions with an external API into a service object so that code is isolated and interchangeable.

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.

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.