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Books and Screencasts
Small plates of gourmet Ruby code.
Watch me build an app from scratch.
Objects on Rails
A developer notebook on applying classic Object-Oriented principles to Ruby on Rails projects.
The definitive guide to exceptions and failure handling in Ruby.
Category Archives: Announcements
On May 22, the 100th episode of RubyTapas will arrive in subscribers’ inboxes and RSS readers, and I’m marking the occasion with a great big giveaway! I’ve got a whole pile of eBooks and other goodies to give out. Check … Continue reading
About seven months ago I officially put out my shingle as a consulting pair-programmer. Since then I’ve logged around 250 hours of pair programming with at least 60 different programming partners. Most of that was paid sessions, but I also … Continue reading
No free RubyTapas video this week, I’m afraid. Subscribers have received their video as always, but I decided to skip a week on the free videos for two reasons: Free videos are going to start being delayed by a week. … Continue reading
Holy cow, can you believe I’ve been making RubyTapas videos for a whole month? Some assorted numbers and notes from my brand-new screencast business: I’ve released 14 videos, including 5 free Monday episodes. As of today, RubyTapas has over 500 … Continue reading
It’s been well over a year since I announced this project, but today I’m proud to finally be launching RubyTapas, my subscription screencast service! RubyTapas is all about small plates of gourmet code: brief, focused screencasts on Ruby techniques, idioms, … Continue reading
A few weeks ago my “primary” contract came to an end. Some interesting things happened after that: I found the time to get started on Confident Ruby, the book I’d been putting off for months. I also started selling early … Continue reading
Once again I’m celebrating my birthday with a one-day sale! Continue reading
Objects on Rails comes in three “editions”. There’s the one you can read for free online. There’s the $5 “download edition”. And I also offer a $20 “Sponsor Edition” for people who really feel like it’s worth more than $5, … Continue reading
Last year I gave a talk entitled “Confident Code” at several conferences and other venues, including RubyNation, RailsConf, Cascadia RubyConf, and Ruby Midwest. Judging by the talk reviews linked above, people seemed to like it. Some of them have said … Continue reading