Name: [679] Ryan Bates
Member: 89 months
Authored: 36 videos
Description: Creator of Railscasts screencasts. ...

Railscasts Week 11 [ID:089]

a series of video-tutorials by Ryan Bates

Let Ryan Bates take you through a growing series of great Rails tips.

Video Tutorials

1. Formatting Time

Learn how to use the trusty strftime method to format a time, and see how Rails allows you to save this format for later use.

2. Time in Text Field

Although Rails does allow you to edit time attributes with text fields, it's not very flexible. In this episode you will learn how to use a virtual attribute to format the time to your liking.

3. Making a Plugin

You can sometimes remove a lot of duplication by generating methods dynamic. In this episode I will show you how to create a plugin which does exactly that.

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Educating the Open-source Community With Showmedo

Although as important as the software it supports, education and documentation are relatively neglected in the Open-source world. Coders love to code, and explaining how best to use or improve the software tends to be deferred or even sidelined.

At Showmedo we believe the community can play a vital role here and also say thanks for the tools and software that make our lives easier. If you have a piece of software you love or a programming langugage you are enthusiastic about, why not make a screencast showing others how to use it? All the stuff you wish you'd been told, the tips, tricks, insights that would have saved you time and frustration.

Screencasting is easier than you think, and we're happy to help you. You can emailus for advice or just use some of the how-to screencasts on the site. This screencasting learning-pathis a good place to start.

Kudos and Thanks for Ryan

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