Recent Episodes

  1. 336


    Copycopter provides a nice interface that clients can use to edit the text in a Rails application. Learn how to deploy a Copycopter server using Heroku and integrate it in a Rails application through I18n.

    Tags: plugins views tools

  2. 334

    Compass & CSS Sprites

    Compass improves the Sass experience by providing useful mixins, functions, and more. You will also learn how to make CSS sprites with it in this episode.

    Tags: views plugins

  3. 332

    Refinery CMS Basics

    If you need to quickly create an informational site that can be easily edited, consider using a content management system. Here we show how to build a site using Refinery CMS.

    Tags: plugins views

  4. 330

    Better SASS With Bourbon

    If you are tired of the browser vendor prefixes in CSS, take a look at Bourbon. It provides Sass mixins and functions to make CSS more convenient.

    Tags: plugins views

  5. 328

    Twitter Bootstrap Basics

    Twitter Bootstrap can help make beautiful web apps quickly by providing you with useful CSS and JavaScript. Here you will learn how to include it into Rails with the twitter-bootstrap-rails gem.

    Tags: plugins views

  6. 326


    ActiveAttr provides what Active Model left out. If you need to create a table-less model with features similar to Active Record, read this episode.

    Tags: models plugins

  7. 324

    Passing Data to JavaScript Other translations: Ja

    There are a variety of ways to pass variables from a Rails application to JavaScript. Here we show three techniques: a script tag, a data attribute, and the Gon gem.

    Tags: views plugins

  8. 304

    OmniAuth Identity

    With the release of OmniAuth 1.0 there is a new Identity strategy which allows users to register/login with a password if they don't want to use an external provider.

    Tags: forms plugins

  9. 302

    In-place Editing Other translations: Ja

    Edit an attribute in-place without leaving a page using the Best In Place gem. Learn how to add validations and support for various field types.

    Tags: forms ajax views

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    Contributing to Open Source Other translations: Ja

    GitHub makes it easier than ever to contribute to open source with pull requests. Here we show how to submit a pull request to the VCR project.

    Tags: tools testing