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cavneb — 27 posts

AngularJS with Rails 4
I recently posted a couple of articles on using AngularJS with Rails 4. Check them out at
I have become frustrated trying to find the best memory config options for RubyMine based on my computer specs, so I decided to do something about it.

If you use RubyMine, please visit the link below and place your optimized vmoptions content along with your computer specs in the comments to save a kitten.

What Is the Best Memory Config for RubyMine?
A few days back I posted a link to a gem which used RMagick to gather extensive metadata for images. This has now been renamed to magick-metadata. After releasing it, I realized that it has no dependencies on RMagick at all. My bad ;)
I wrote a gem which parses extensive metadata from images using RMagick. Check it out at
Learn how the Asset Pipeline works and why you should use it at
I have started working on a book called "Learning Grails - A beginners guide for the Rails developer" Rapid MVC development strongly influenced by Rails.
With the recent release of the Google Plus beta (ask me for an invite if you want one), I felt it appropriate to show a simple way to create a Like or +1 button for your Rails application.
Watch the screencast at
Are you new to Ruby and want to get a head start? In this screencast, I discuss some of the most common methods and techniques that have to do with strings, arrays and hashes. This is also excellent for those coming from other languages. Watch this screencast and more at
In this screencast, I cover how to create an admin section with a separate login, and describe how nested controllers work. Watch this screencast and more at
Want to learn how to create a simple CRUD application in Rails 2.3? Well, look no further. Bernadino Lopez demonstrates how to create a simple CRUD system with permalinks. Watch this screencast and more at
Want to know the basics of CSS? Watch this screencast and learn everything you should know as a web developer. We'll cover the basics which include colors, borders, padding, margins, lists, fonts, backgrounds, tables, links and floats. This is a very basic screencast, so if you are already familiar with these topics, this might be just a review for you. Watch this screencast and more at
Learn how to spawn background processes using Ruby and the Process class. Here we discuss the difference between 'wait' and 'detach'. Watch this screencast and more at
In this screencast we'll cover using variables, mixins and operations with LESS while building the header for the 'Flitter' front end. Watch this screencast and more at
In this screencast we'll cover the basics of setting up a LESS file to compile into CSS as we provide an HTML front end to Flitter, a Ruby on Rails Twitter clone. Watch this screencast and more at
This may not be completely ruby related, but it's in the same family. Tim Harper of Role Requirement fame presents a 13 minute tour of some of his favorite bash features that he uses on a daily basis. Watch the screencast plus more ruby-related screencasts at
Joon You of completes this excellent series of screencasts on MongoDB. In this screencast, he demonstrates MongoMapper and how to use it in a Rails app. Watch the FREE screencast series and more at
New Screencast: jQuery Masonry
In this screencast we'll cover aligning floated elements on an HTML page using jQuery, the jQuery Masonry plugin and CSS. Watch this screencast and more at
This is the second part of the series on MongoDB. In this screencast, we create a small Sinatra app called YASI that accesses the data using MongoDB. Watch the series at
In this screencast, you will see the basic CRUD operation using MongoDB shell. This is the first installment of a series on MongoDB. Watch the screencast at
In this concluding episode, we go over how to add search functionality to our Flitter application, and add a 'follow / unfollow' button which uses AJAX. This is the last of the 6-part series on how to create a Twitter Clone using Ruby on Rails. Watch the full series at
As I run the final stretch to see if I can get a RubyConf ticket, I decided to create a little tool to help me out. If you visit, you will see that they have a search page that auto updates when new tweets have been posted with certain keywords. I can't watch the site all day, so I decided to write a little tool that will flash the messages on my screen using Growl. Watch how I did it at
The saga continues. Here we learn how to add the friends list to your application and we use AJAX to add/remove friends. Watch the series for free at
In case you are following the 'Creating a Twitter Clone with Rails' screencast series, the latest release is now out. Continue learning how to create a 'Flitter' application using Rails at
Don't want to take the time to create a layout for your new Ruby on Rails application? Don't worry. Use the Themes plugin! In this screencast, I show you how to easily add a layout with built-in menus to your existing Rails application using only 1 line of code. Watch the screencast at
In this screencast, we continue our challenge of creating a Twitter clone called 'Flitter' using Ruby on Rails. We learn how to use jQuery to create a countdown for the text area box. We also set up adding and removing friends via the interface. Oh... you hear my baby cry and my sister-in-law call. Fun stuff :D Check it out at just released the next installment of 'How to create a Twitter Clone using Ruby on Rails'. Be sure to watch the first one if you missed it. Watch these screencasts and more at
Recently, was launched and is already filling up with excellent screencasts covering numerous Ruby and Rails topics. The screencasts are provided by members of the Ruby community who like helping other people learn. Come visit, watch and learn. Also, if you are interested in being a contributor, please click the link 'How to Contribute' on the site.