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Introducing Rails 3

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Getting Started & Action Dispatch

In this first episode we cover the new command line options for Rails and the new Action Dispatch component. Action Dispatch contains a new syntax for routing which is even more concise and readable.

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The production of this screencast was sponsored by New Relic.



Bundler &
Action Mailer

Rails 3 ships with Bundler, a Ruby library that makes Dependency Management a painless process. In this video we learn Bundler basics and take a look at the new Action Mailer syntax.

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The production of this screencast was sponsored by Engine Yard.



Active Relation & Active Model

Active Relation gives you a more powerful syntax for pulling data into your application. We'll learn about the new syntax and discover how to leverage Active Model to enhance our plain old Ruby objects.

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The production of this screencast was sponsored by Top Ruby Jobs.



Cross-site scripting & Unobtrusive JS

Cross-site scripting (XSS) protection has been improved in Rails 3. Html 5 standards have also been adopted to encourage unobtrusive javascript and allow for seamless integration of any Javascript Framework.

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The production of this screencast was sponsored by New Relic.



The New Action Controller

The Action Controller stack has been completely overhauled to allow for increased modularity and code reuse. We'll learn about Abstract Controller and the new respond_to syntax to help simplify RESTful controllers.

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The production of this screencast was sponsored by Envy Labs.



The Credits

These videos were produced by Gregg Pollack from Envy Labs. Additional screencasts may be released over the next few months. If you're interested in sponsoring them please contact Gregg.

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