Month: September 2009

Storing Encrypted Data Securely using Active Record

Learn how to save data such as bank information, social security number, or other sensitive information in your Rails application securely by encrypting the data. By using spikex’s gem Strongbox, you can use private and public keys to secure your data in your database to where you must have the password to decrypt them. Download…

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Basic Ruby on Rails Routing

Ruby on Rails gives you some simple but powerful tools for mapping URL’s and HTTP Verbs to your Controllers and Views. Here is a simple walkthrough of 4 of these ‘Routes’: default routes, regular routes, named routes, and RESTful routes. Download 65 MB Download (iphone & ipod) 28 MB

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Getting Connected to Twitter with OAuth

In this screencast, I show you how to use the Twitter gem to connect to Twitter, and we clarify some of the difficulties that comes with learning OAuth. Download 67 MB Download (iphone & ipod) 23.6 MB

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Ruby Essentials – Blocks

This is a screen-cast explaining how to use blocks in ruby. Download 99.9 MB Download (iphone & ipod) 24.5 MB

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Create HD Video for Vimeo with iShowU HD

Quick demonstration on how to create a HD Video that looks sharp on Vimeo.com. I just go over the settings required for creating and exporting the video. Download 18 MB Download (iphone & ipod) 5.3 MB

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Creating a Twitter Clone in Rails – Part 1

In this series, I attempt to recreate a twitter style application called ‘Flitter’. In this installment, I show you how to create an authenticated system easily using existing tools. I also show how to generate test data to simulate an active application. Finally, you will learn how to set up self-referencial associations. Download 280 MB…

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Getting started with GitHub

An introduction to GitHub, which includes how to create new repositories, set up your account, push and pull, clone and send pull requests. Download 85.4 MB Download (iphone & ipod) 30.4 MB

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Introduction to Outside-in Development with Cucumber

This is a basic introduction to integration testing with cucumber. In it, I describe how to use cucumber and rspec to implement a feature in a web application, emphasizing the importance of writing tests before code, which is often referred to as TDD (test-driven development) or BDD (behavior-driven development, a refinement of the original TDD)….

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