In this week's episode, recorded at, Ben Orenstein is joined by and from and . Gregg shares what he's learned running his business, when not to be transparent, how to deal with compensation, and how the EnvyLabs compensation structure has changed over the years. , Gregg, and Ben also discuss , yearly payments to a subscription, making …
In this episode, recorded at, Ben Orenstein is joined by of . Ben and discuss Ryan's transition to working on RailsCasts full time, staying up to date on the latest technology, how his coding style has changed, maintaining his open source, the process of producing RailsCasts, why he doesn't speak at conferences, the latest technology he is excited about, and much more
If I were running a conference, here's how I'd approach the talk selection process:
Skip the call for proposals entirely.
Advise those interested in speaking to prepare both a 3-minute and full version of their talk.
At the start of the conference, candidate speakers give their 3-minute lightning talk.
Other attendees rate each speaker immediately after they present.
After this first round, the top N speakers are offered the chance to present their full talk.
DHH's latest post on DI is bad writing and thinking, and I'm concerned about its effects on the community.
Through much trial and error, I've learned that every programming concept has advantages and disadvantages; nothing is purely good or bad. Global data can be good. Reducing duplication can be bad. To present anything as purely one or the other tends to be the realm of novices who haven't yet grasped the subtleties involved. Worthwhile discussion of programming ideas takes a fairly neutral view, and focuses on tradeoffs.
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Amazon Adds to AWS Elastic Beanstalk
's service provides a way to quickly deploy and manage apps within 's cloud of services ( , , etc.) It now supports Ruby apps by using 's Passenger (I hope Amazon are paying Phusion handsomely for …
…Marc-André Cournoyer, the RailsEnvy guys, the Pragmatic Programmers, Ben Orenstein, Antonio Cagiano, and others. I quickly found it very easy to make money with a programmer career coaching program and video sales on a wide range of topics.
Speaking of these videos, a few months back, I put out a video called Internet Marketing For Alpha Geeks . A lot of people told me they liked the video and learned from it, which I'm very happy to say always happens with my videos; however, …
The VC culture annoyed the hell out of me a few years ago, back when I still thought it at least made sense; but today, with the knowledge of so many simple, proven ways to make money on the Internet, the VC culture mystifies me. In a sane world, it'd be normal for everybody to establish a simple, …
Given the required level of familiarity with vim, it's also weird that Ben spends the first 5 minutes of the screencast emphasizing the importance of being able to type quickly and presenting tips on how to bring up your words per minute.
But There's More Good Than Bad..
Once Ben gets on to the Vim and Rails specific knowledge, though, his style is well suited to the screencast format. The sound quality is good and Ben is very easy to understand. He avoids needless jargon …
, Ben Orenstein, George Brocklehurst, Harlow Ward, and are giving talks:
Tuesday at 11:30am: TDD Workshop: Outward-in Development, , and Fixture Data
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