Month: February 2011

CanCan: Setting Permissions – Delicious Clone

In this installment in the Delicious Clone, we use CanCan to set some permissions on the Bookmarks Controller. Next week, we’ll finish the bookmark creation process and the following, we’ll add styling with SASS. Download 133.9 MB Download (iPhone & iPod) 55.9 MB

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TMTC 48 – David Heinemeier Hansson

This turned out to be a great interview with David Heinemeier Hansson. He's the creator of the Ruby on Rails web framework and a partner at 37 signals. We discussed what inspired him to build Ruby on Rails and work in Ruby. We talked about how 37 signals approaches things. We went into the Rails…

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Faster Testing with Parallel Tests

Run your tests faster with parallel_tests gem using all the cores you have on your computer. Download Download (iPhone & iPod)

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Switching to HAML – Delicious Clone

This is a quick demonstration of how to switch your Rails 3 application to HAML from ERB.

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TMTC 47 – What is an Expert?

I've been reading the Software Craftsmanship mailing list where they were discussing whether software is a craft. Someone brought up the concept of what makes a “Master Craftsman” in software and I started thinking about how to determine if someone is an expert or master. There are a few concepts out there including these: Someone…

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