Look out Ryan Bates - There's a New Screencast in Town

Jan 27, 2008

So, I'm sitting there on Friday evening working on a screencast introduction to attribute_fu, when Fabio Akita sends me an email to tell me he just created one for resource_controller! It was like he'd read my mind.

Fabio was nice enough to agree to let me put some title screens on his r_c screencast, but I couldn't seem to get it to export while still looking decent. So, here's the first episode of GiraffeCasts (for those of you who don't know, my company is called GiraffeSoft), and Fabio's awesome resource_controller introduction.

Episode 1: attribute_fu

Episode one is a quick walk through the basics of attribute_fu. Get it here.

As promised, here is the code from the screencast:

## _task.html.erb
<p class="task">
  <%= f.text_field :title %>
  <%= f.remove_link('Remove') %>
## _form.html.erb
<div id="tasks">
  <%= f.render_associated_form(@project.tasks, :new => 3) %>
<%= f.add_associated_link('Add Task', @project.tasks.build) %>
class Project < ActiveRecord::Base
  has_many :tasks, :attributes => true
    before_save :remove_blank_tasks
    def remove_blank_tasks
      tasks.delete tasks.select { |task| task.title.blank? }

To get attribute_fu:

$ piston import http://svn.jamesgolick.com/attribute_fu/tags/stable vendor/plugins/attribute_fu

Fabio's resource_controller Screencast

Fabio Akita gives an excellent tour of resource_controller, in screencast form. Get it here.

See Ya Next Time

That's all for today. Check back for more GiraffeCasts!