Month: August 2010

Rack Basics

Rack is the basis for most major web frameworks in Ruby (like Ruby on Rails.) This video gives a basic overview on how it is used and what features make it a powerful component for Ruby Web Frameworks Download 36 MB Download (iPod & iPhone) 25 MB

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TMTC 32 – Mike Moore & Ruby Web Conf

Mike and I talked about Ruby Web Conf. It's coming up fast, so go sign up. Remember to use the code TEACHME to get $30 off. Here are some of the other topics we covered: Mountain West Ruby Conf RailsConf The Semantic Web (Wikipedia) The speakers and sessions from the conference we discussed can all be…

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Rails 3 – Build a Blog – Part 3: Edit and Delete CRUD

This is the continuation of the Rails 3 Build a Blog series. This episode includes implementation of the Edit and Destroy methods on the Posts Controller. There are a lot of things left to cover on Rails 3, but this gets you the basics of the MVC framework and how to use Cucumber to build…

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TMTC 31 – Time Management

Time management essentially breaks down into two parts: Eliminating Distractions and Planning. Planning begins with estimating and ends with scheduling. Long term scheduling won't help you stay on task as well as short term planning. One method for this is The Pomodoro Technique. You can get some software to help you do the pomodoro technique. Eliminating distractions has…

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Rails 3 Documentation: Generate Your Own

In this screencast, I show you how to generate the api and guides for offline viewing. Download 28MB Download iPhone/iPod 7MB

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TMTC 30 – Agile Estimating

Estimating your workload can be tricky, but most management, marketing, and sales departments want to know when new features or bug fixes will be out so they can project where what they'll be able to sell in the future. You can estimate on the following scales: T-shirt sizes Fibonacci Numbers Algorithmic/Exponential scale Linear scale You…

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