Category Archives: Videos

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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Complete “Making of Cowsays.com” video now available from Tekpub

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 … Continue reading

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RubyTapas Episode 13: Singleton Objects

Sometimes one instance is all you need.

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RubyTapas Episode 10: Finding $HOME

Today’s free Monday episode of RubyTapas concerns how to reliably discover a user’s home directory.

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RubyTapas Episode 7: Constructors

In today’s free Monday episode, a look into how Ruby constructs new objects, and how we can customize constructors for special scenarios.

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RubyTapas Episode 4: Barewords

In today’s free Monday episode of RubyTapas,┬ásome thoughts on how to enable method logic to remain stable and unchanged while evolving and changing the source and scope of the values used by the logic.

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Code to Joy

Video of my GoGaRuCo 2012 talk, “Code to Joy”, is now online thanks to the good folks at Confreaks. This talk is a random walk through some lesser-known parts of Ruby that make me happy. Speaking for myself, it was … Continue reading

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RubyTapas Episode 1: Binary Literals

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

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Ignorable Exceptions and Other Hacks

Video of a talk I gave at Rocky Mountain Ruby 2011, including an exception hack I haven’t documented anywhere else. Continue reading

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Use revision control annotation in your editor

I was discussing comments vs. intention-revealing code with some folks on Twitter today and I realize that there’s a tool I take so much for granted I don’t even think about it any more. The tool is called VC-Annotate in … Continue reading

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