This week Ben Orenstein in joined by thoughtbot CEO, Chad Pytel, to discuss thoughbot’s books, online and in-person training programs, other educational products, and the launch of thoughtbot’s new subscription to everything they teach, Learn Prime. They also discuss some changes to apprentice.io, Five Guys, and much more!
Ben is joined by Bryan Helmkamp, the founder of CodeClimate. In Bryan’s second appearance on the podcast, Ben and Bryan discuss the architecture behind CodeClimate, scaling the service, and growing the business. They also discuss speaking at conferences, proposal selection, two factor authentication and adding it to CodeClimate, marketing and content marketing, how to decide what to build and proving that it was worthwhile, strategies for testing at the beginning when you have few users, and Bryan reveals CodeClimate next big upcoming feature.
We’ve just opened registration for our new online Intermediate Ruby on Rails workshop, which starts Monday, April 1st, 2013 (we’re not kidding).
The workshop is taught by Matt Mongeau, who is an experienced thoughtbot Rails developer as well as the instructor of our Intro to Ruby on Rails workshop.
Over the course of a month you will build a Rails applications alongside Matt, working directly with him on many more complex Rails topics like user authentication, complex data modeling, file uploads, refactoring, and more.
Like all our online workshops, this isn’t just a series of videos; it’s an online workshop where you work directly with Matt getting one-on-one and group support.
Furthermore, when you take an online workshop with thoughtbot, it doesn’t just stop after the initial month. You get ongoing support for any Ruby on Rails questions you may have in the future, from Matt and the rest of the thoughtbot team.
We also have special pricing for groups, so your entire company can take the workshop.
We’d love to have you take this course. You can sign up now and the course begins Monday, April 1st, 2013.
Ben Orenstein is joined by Avdi Grimm, software developer, author, and podcaster. Ben and Avdi discuss Emacs, Avdi’s personal assistant and delegating work. They also discuss naming and finding implicit concepts in your code, encoding processes as objects in their own right, his publishing and podcasting, the pronunciation of Parley, Ruby Tapas, education resources and the benefits of open source languages, his goals, the most civilized way to travel, and what we got wrong about the Law of Demeter.
Ben Orenstein is joined this week by Joe Ferris, CTO of thoughtbot. Ben and Joe discuss starting a new Rails project and our Rails application generator, Suspenders, test spies and breaking up your tests, and using Rails beta versions.