From the monthly archives:

December 2009

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One of the things that has helped me the most in learning to program well is having a good mentor. I didn’t necessarily choose mine, but I’ve had some excellent mentors. Here’s what made them great for me.

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Learn how to spawn background processes using Ruby and the Process class. Here we discuss the difference between ‘wait’ and ‘detach’.
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This episode is my interview with Gregg Pollack. We had a great discussion about podcasting and podcast styles, users’ groups, what makes a good developer, Envy Labs, and a whole lot more. Here are links to several of the things we discuss.

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In this screencast we’ll cover using variables, mixins and operations with LESS while building the header for the our Flitter front end.

In this screencast we’ll cover using variables, mixins and operations with LESS while building the header for the Flitter front end.
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In this screencast we’ll cover the basics of setting up a LESS file to compile into CSS as we provide an HTML front end to Flitter, a Ruby on Rails Twitter clone.
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Tim Harper (tim.theenchanter.com) presents a 13 minute tour of some of his favorite bash features that he uses on a daily basis. The font size is tiny, so be sure to watch it in full screen.
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Why Another Rails Podcast?

Basically, many of us need someone who will encourage us and share our passion for what we do. This podcast is designed to help push you to become a better developer and to help you find people who are as crazy about programming as you are! Excellence and collaboration are the goal!

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This is the third and final episode on introduction to MongDB. In this screencast, we demonstrate MongoMapper and how to use it in a Rails app.
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In this screencast we’ll cover aligning floated elements on an HTML page using jQuery, the jQuery Masonry plugin and CSS.
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