Month: June 2010

Rails 3 – Building a Blog – Part 2: CRUD Show and Create

The second part of the tutorial for building a blog with Ruby on Rails version 3. We demonstrate how to set up some basic routes, manage the controller and views, and create a basic form for creating posts. Download 161.4 MB Download (iphone & ipod) 65.8 MB

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TMTC 26 – My Journey

I've been thinking about the podcast and realized that I haven't told my story. So, I'm going to talk about how I got into programming and technology. It's a story that started early in my life and leads through my college years and into my career. I love programming and helping people and I would…

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Rails 3 – Building a Blog – Part 1: Test Setup & Generators

Every good project needs a good setup. In this episode, I set up a github repo, create a new rails application, hook in Cucumber and Rspec, write a Cucumber feature, and write the code to make it pass. Download 142 MB Download (iphone & ipod) 59 MB

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TMTC 25 – Eric Malamisura from AgileDash

Eric has his own company at elucidsoft.com. He's a freelancer and is developing a new product called Agile Dash. Eric is bootstrapping his company. Some of his inspiration comes from Peldi from Balsamiq Mockups and Joel Spolsky. Eric does his prospecting through LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter for his freelance business. Here are some books recommended in this episode (affiliate…

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TMTC 24 – Continuous Integration

This is a discussion of the practice of Continuous Integration or Continuous Builds. Continuous Integration is a very important part of insuring that your code is of the highest quality. It runs tasks against your code that provide you information like whether your tests pass or your code compiles. The services I've used to do…

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TMTC 23 – Bryan Liles

This was a fun interview with Bryan Liles. Bryan is a very expressive guy. He's noted in the Ruby on Rails community for TATFT (Test all the f*ing time) and his blog at smartic.us. In this discussion, we talk about TDD (Test Driven Design), TATFT, Lifehacking, leaving the mouse behind, and opinions on software. Some things…

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RSpec Matchers

RSpec gives us many powerful tools to make our tests readable. Matchers allow us to provide custom predicates to our should statements that succinctly define the behavior of our code. Download 27 MB Download (iphone & ipod) 14 MB

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TMTC 22 – Agile Roots & Andrew Shafer

This year's Agile Roots conference is focused on building great software. They have a terrific line up of speakers and it only costs $250, which makes it a great deal! The conference this year focuses on the development process and how it formulates requirements that lead to great software. Not just great software to maintain and build….

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