How to add a username to devise in Rails

Using a username instead of an email for login is a very common thing to have in web apps. In this episode, I show you how to add a username field to the user model, then update devise so it works. Finally, I walk through a rspec spec to show it works.
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  • 00:00 - Introduction
  • 00:30 - Readme
  • 01:28 - devise config
  • 01:40 - applicationcontroller.rb changes
  • 02:00 - user.rb changes
  • 04:25 - new route for user availability
  • 04:50 - controller code
  • 05:25 - user request spec

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My name is David W Parker and I’m creating and publishing videos on ProgrammingTIL to help teach anyone and everyone who wants to code. I’m a huge fan of Ruby on Rails, Svelte, TailwindCSS, and WebGL. I’ve used React a lot in the past, as well as some Vue and AngularJS. I’ve done some professional Python and Django. I like to create real applications and my tutorials will walk you through how to build something real from beginning-to-end.

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