Category Archives: Screencasts

Faster! More Intense!

Some notes on screencasting. Continue reading

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Watch me build an app (one day sale!)

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 … Continue reading

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RubyTapas Freebie – Gem-Love Part 3

Sometimes on RubyTapas I serialize larger projects into bite-sized pieces. In this episode, you can see a slice of the outside-in TDD process I use as I develop part of my gem-love project. You’ll see me thinking about messages before … Continue reading

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RubyTapas Freebie: Enumerator

It’s been a while since I posted a freebie. Today’s is episode 59. It covers one of the most interesting (to me) classes in the Ruby core libraries: Enumerator.

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Fixing a doc bug in Ruby

I recently had reason to submit a one-character documentation fix to Ruby. I know submitting a patch to a high-profile project can feel intimidating, so I recorded the process to show just how straightforward it is.

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RubyTapas freebie: xmpfilter

Today’s freebie answers the #1 most common question I get about RubyTapas!

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A List of Programming Screencast Series

Since I publish a screencast series, I’m curious what other programming screencasts people watch. So I asked around. Here’s the list, based on feedback as well as my own bookmarks. Railscasts¬†- Ruby on Rails Destroy all Software¬†- Ruby, Python, Unix, … Continue reading

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RubyTapas Freebie: Runnable Library

Today’s freebie (episode 55, if you’re counting) covers a simple technique for making a single .rb file work as either a library or a runnable script. In the process, it covers the __FILE__ constant and the $PROGRAM_NAME variable.

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RubyTapas Freebie: The End of Mocking

At the borders of our systems, mockist testing hits a point of diminishing returns. In this free episode we take a look at when to stop mocking and start integration testing.

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RubyTapas Freebie: Utility Function

Some functions are useful in many different contexts. In this free episode we’ll explore some ways to make them available both to library code and to client code of a library.

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