For much of the history of computers, technical training has received very little attention. I started Big Nerd Ranch because I thought it could be taken to another level – expert instructors, relevant materials, great settings. I’m very proud of what we do: we have become the technical training company for people who hate technical training. But for the last five years, I have been looking over my shoulder for something terrible to happen. Well, it did.
A Presentation on with Screech Powers, Cesar Milan (The Dog Whisper), Sean Penn, and guest Ruby celebrity (and Atlanta native) Obie Fernandez. Despite the antics, Capistrano is a powerful, yet simple, bona-fide, big-boy tool. It sure does make our life easier. We like it so much, we’ve made it our goal with Slingshot Hosting to get your Ruby on Rails application up and running with our customized Capistrano Recipes, so you can focus on development.
I just finshed fixing file uploads in a HighGroove application to work with any size file. I uploaded a 14 byte file to make sure I had things right. This has a few gotchas in Rails, so I thought I would share the recipe for success.
When I spoke at the Student Session at WWDC, I announced that I was taking submissions for a framework of reusable Cocoa classes, and that I would give the best entry a free seat in a Big Nerd Ranch class. I was expecting a flood of submissions, but only received five. I’d like to thank Drew Hamlin, Christoph Angerer, Nate Roberts, Daniel Beatty, and Trevor Johns for their submissions. I am pleased to announce that Christoph Angerer has won the contest for his BNZTransactionalNotificationCenter.
1. Java hearts Ruby
I’ve been lucky enough to work on many client projects that make me (and my friends) generally excited. Blurb, a client of ours and a recently launched Ruby on Rails application, is one of those projects.
Just wanted to make sure Highgroove customers and fans are the first to know, my new book is official: