Name: [679] Ryan Bates
Member: 91 months
Authored: 36 videos
Description: Creator of Railscasts screencasts. ...

Railscasts Week 1 [ID:059]

a series of video-tutorials by Ryan Bates

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

Video Tutorials

1. Caching with Instance Variables

Learn a quick way to improve performance. Just store the end result of an expensive command in an instance variable! Used with permission from Ryan Bates from railscasts.com, original video here. Uploaded on 28th March 2007, running time 2 minutes.

2. Dynamic find_by Methods

Shorten simple finds considerably and improve readability by using the dynamic find_all_by and find_by methods. Used with permission from Ryan Bates from railscasts.com, original video here. Uploaded on 28th March 2007, running time 1 minutes.

3. Find Through Association

No need to pass foreign keys in find conditions, just do the find through a has_many association. Used with permission from Ryan Bates from railscasts.com, original video here. Uploaded on 28th March 2007, running time 2 minutes.

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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.

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