As the development editor for The Pragmatic Programmer’s line of
screencasts, I’m excited to announce that the new “Mastering Rails
Forms” screencast series by Ryan B. is now available:
The first three episodes cover topics including:
- form essentials
- creating pull-down menus for one-to-many associations
- using checkboxes for many-to-many associations
- changing the contents of any validation error message
- customizing how form errors are displayed
- displaying form errors inline next to invalid form fields
- validating forms before a submit using AJAX
- using existing model validations to mark a field as being required
- creating custom form builders
Whether you’ve been using Rails for a few days or a few years, you’ll
likely learn something new in each of these episodes. I sure did!
I’ve been using and teaching Rails for years, and figured I knew
almost everything about building forms. But I have to admit that by
watching these screencasts I learned several new tricks that I’ll be
adding back into my Rails applications.
Ryan has a real knack for solving thorny problems in elegant ways, and
I enjoy watching him work. He also has a five-part “Everyday Active
Record” screencast series you may be interested in:
All the source code for these screencasts is available, and please
stop by the screencast forums if you have any questions.
Thanks for your support of these screencasts!