This series covers some of the often misunderstood Rails basics. Things like params, environment variables, and other topics are glossed over assuming you understand them but we'll dive into them in detail and explain how they work so you can have a much more deep understanding of Ruby on Rails.
A look at how you can store API keys and other variables in the environment on different computers.
Techniques for installing Ruby and managing different versions between applications
A look into the files and folders inside every Rails application and how they fit together
A glimpse into the "magic" behind the params hash and the various ways it gets populated
Using instance variables we can send data between controllers and views and take a look at how that works
Use the merge method to prevent duplication of ActiveRecord scopes when you're querying across different models
Understand how and why the version numbers work for the gems you commonly use
Dive into routing more deeply than just basic resources and writing routes from scratch
Learn how to create forms with multiple submit buttons
Learn how to add authentication to an RSS feed with Rails and Devise
James from Shakycode and I pair program on some common model scopes related to time and how we would approach them
Learn how Rails 5's new ActionCable and Websocket feature works with Redis in realtime
Learn how to use ActiveRecord Transactions to create atomic updates across multiple records and to improve the speed of bulk operations
Learn how to analyze and understand the Ruby stacktrace when something goes wrong in your app