Month: November 2009

Introduction to MongoDB – Part II

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. Get the code at http://blog.rubyhead.com/files/yasi.zip Download 52.5 MB Download (iphone & ipod) 22.3 MB

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Introduction to MongoDB – Part I

In this screencast, you will see the basic CRUD operation using MongoDB shell. This is the first installment of a series on MongoDB. Download 36 MB Download (iphone & ipod) 17 MB

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Creating a Twitter Clone in Rails – Part 6

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. Download 346 MB Download (iphone & ipod) 110 MB

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Monitor Twitter with Ruby and Growl

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 http://search.twitter.com, 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…

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Creating a Twitter Clone in Rails – Part 5

The saga continues. Here we learn how to add the friends list to your application and we use AJAX to add/remove friends. Download 251.4 Download (iphone & ipod) 111.4

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Creating a Twitter Clone in Rails – Part 4

We’re almost done! The remaining screencasts are already recorded, but not edited yet. To speed things up, I split it up into 3 or 4 screencasts. This one shows how to make the site look and feel like Twitter and also populates the right side column content. A bit of CSS, lots of Rails, and…

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Styleize your Rails App with Themes

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. Download 142.9 MB Download (iphone &…

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