As I posted a few months ago, the good folks at TekPub recently took my hours of footage of a weekend coding project and turned it into a tightly edited hour-and-fifteen-minute screencast. Well, as you might have heard, TekPub has since been acquired by Pluralsight. First of all, I just want to say huge congratulations […]
A long while back I gave myself a challenge: I was going to code up and launch a web app in a weekend. And I was going to narrate and record the whole process for later release as a screencast series. I did just that, and created cowsays.com. I later edited and released two parts […]
Today’s free Monday episode features a rare delving into Rails code. We take a look at a fat controller, and thin it down by identifying the model lifecycle events that are hiding inside it. This episode garnered a lot of discussion after I initially sent it out to RubyTapas subscribers. Ryan Bates posted an alternative […]
How I avoid finding myself in database bizarro world while testing Rails apps.
How to add helper methods to all associations of a given type, as well as to the model class.