Thanks for the great video! It has inspired me to create a gem that will make it possible for other rails developers to include jquery datatables into their project with serverside processing.
For those who are interested, you may find the gem here: https://github.com/brolycjw/datatable
Really cool! Another idea for your gem, allow a block with the listing of columns. Kind of like a small DSL for the ordering and selection of columns. I've been working on a project which takes the ideas of the Datatables and is basically a full rewrite; allowing pagination, individual column searching, column selection and ordering, saving custom reports and setting defaults, etc. It's a pretty large library so far, but not ready to share with the world.
That's sounds really nice, looking forward to its release!