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  1. Basic Ajax with rails.

    Include basic ajax for a simple form submit, it would really help.

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    • How to write my own gem

      Creating gems and plugins for Rails 3

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      • Page lifecycle

        Please describe which Rails components are executing throughout a page's lifecycle. I think it would be most helpful to start with the "web server receives request and passes it off to..." and end with "the bits are sent to the user." At the very least, it would be very helpful for me if you provided an overview/graphic of the lifecycle.

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        • Stack agnosticism: how and when to swap in stack substitutes?

          One of the central ideas to the Rails 3 version is that each part of the standard Rails stack is replaceable. Use practical examples of swapping in substitutes and, even, how to write your own substitutes and properly hook in.

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          • 5 votes
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            • 16 votes
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              • Cover the most useful gems

                Paperclip
                Authlogic
                AccessControl (plug)
                Capistrano
                etc

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                • Have a best practices chapter

                  Skinny Controller - Fat Model
                  Models that know to much about each other
                  Instance variables in partials
                  Just a few I can think off of the top of my head.

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                  • 5 votes
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                    • Cover how to hook in to the new templating system

                      Now that the logic that governs ActionView etc. has been re-written to be completely pluggable. I'd like someone to explore the depths of just how flexible and dynamic it is.

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                      • Javascript Best Practices

                        One thing I've found really lacking in most Rails books is how to properly do JS. I think you should just gloss over the JS helpers and focus how to properly do JS inside a rails app. Fundamental things like using JSON for separation between controllers and front end. What to use wants.js for. And how doing your JS horribly can really muck up your app.

                        JS Testing too. Integrating with cucumber/capybara. Not sure if this outside the scope or not :)

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                        • Monitoring production Rails 3 apps

                          Tools and best practices for monitoring a Rails 3 app in production

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                            I think this is an absolutely essential part of any Rails book. You have to be monitoring the exceptions that will happen, even if you are doing testing.

                            Then you also have to be monitoring for when the server / something else blows up.

                            Great suggestion!

                          • Cover classic design patterns

                            One example is composite. Factories are useful as well.

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                            • 1 vote
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                              • Cover the confusing world of Date/Time/DateTime

                                How to set Time.zone, and how to "not worry" about times in Rails.

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                                • Background Processing / Queues

                                  DJ, Reseque, things with redis possibly.

                                  How/what/why to move to background processing.

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                                  • Reference other useful books when you can't cover enough

                                    One of the things I enjoy about "The Humane Interface" by Jef Raskin is that he doesn't expand or elaborate to the depths of his knowledge; He covers just enough to support his own ideas, and recommends you read (parts of) other books when the subject matter is tangential to his main line of discussion.

                                    eg. I would not consider your rails 3 book to be the best place to spend too long explaining how to use Git. Beside Git's acceptance by convention, it's really outside the scope of Rails itself, and I'd prefer it to be covered elsewhere by…

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                                    • Explore *useful* meta-programming in Rails

                                      Keep to your blogs and e-commerce apps if you must, but I'd like to see just how crazy and useful you could get with meta-programming solutions to (common) problems.

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                                      • Profiling, benchmarking, and optimization

                                        How to tune rails applications for high performance, from the operating system / database, choice of ruby, etc through to programming approaches, tools for profiling, etc

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                                        • How to contribute to opensource, maybe with an example using github

                                          Show people what to do and include a CALL TO ACTION. Like u did on camp!

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