RailsCasts show


Summary: Every other week you will be treated to a new, free RailsCasts episode featuring tips and tricks with Ruby on Rails, the popular web development framework. These screencasts are short and focus on one technique so you can quickly move on to applying it to your own project. The topics are geared toward the intermediate Rails developer, but beginners and experts will get something out of it as well. A Pro option is also available containing more screencasts each week. This is the full resolution version, a lower reoslution for mobile devices is also available.


 #256 I18n Backends | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 11:11

Internationalization is easy to add in Rails, but the YAML files can be difficult to manage. In this episode I show how to use Redis for managing the translations through a web interface.

 #255 Undo with Paper Trail | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 13:22

Undo and redo behavior is easy to add with a versioning gem such as Paper Trail. Learn how to add an undo link to any model's flash message.

 #254 Pagination with Kaminari | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 8:22

If you need pagination in Rails 3 try out Kaminari. It is a clean, flexible solution which uses scopes to flow nicely with Active Record queries. Did I mention it also works with Mongoid?

 #253 CarrierWave File Uploads | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 9:05

CarrierWave makes it easy and clean to add file uploads to your application. It supports a variety of ORMs, frameworks and image processors.

 #252 Metrics Metrics Metrics | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 7:51

Metric Fu, Metrical, SimpleCov, Rails Best Practices, and more are covered in this episode on metrics.

 #251 MetaWhere & MetaSearch | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 8:28

MetaWhere provides a way to do complex find conditions without SQL in Active Record. MetaSearch makes it easy to create search forms with many find options.

 #250 Authentication from Scratch | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 15:26

Password authentication is not too complicated to make from scratch, it will also help to get a better understanding of how it works.

 #249 Notifications in Rails 3 | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 10:22

Rails 3 comes with instrument support through the ActiveSupport::Notifications class. Call "subscribe" to listen to notifications, and "instrument" to send them.

 #248 Offline Apps Part 2 | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 14:51

Learn how to make a site usable offline with HTML 5 localStorage. This last part of the series covers jquery-tmpl and jquery-offline.

 #247 Offline Apps Part 1 | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 10:44

Learn how to make a site usable offline through an HTML 5 cache manifest. This first part of the series covers rack-offline and problems you may run into.

 #246 AJAX History State | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 10:35

The new pushState function in JavaScript allows us to change the full URL with AJAX. This means the back button, reloading, and bookmark support can be easily added.

 #245 New Gem with Bundler | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 7:25

Creating new gems is easy with the `bundle gem` command. In this episode I will walk you through how this works.

 #244 Gravatar | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 5:36

Gravatar is a service for providing user avatars. See how easy it is to use in Rails in this episode.

 #243 Beanstalkd and Stalker | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 9:16

Beanstalk is a fast and easy way to queue background tasks. Stalker provides a nice wrapper interface for creating these jobs.

 #242 Thor | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 8:54

Thor is an alternative to Rake. It has better support for command line arguments and provides a way to add global scripts.


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