Archive for September, 2007

Introduction to Ruby Projects in 3rdRail

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

Robert Ehteshamzadeh takes us for a tour of the Ruby Console and Ruby Projects in this new video.

Introduction to Ruby

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

Joe McGlynn gives us a quick overview of the Ruby language in this video.

3rdRail newsgroups

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

We have created 3 NNTP newsgroups for 3rdRail discussions:




Gothenburg Meetup Recap

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Magnus Flysj√∂ picked me up at the airport. He also organized a customer visit with Extenda - an international IT company offering system solutions for department stores, fashion chains, commodity retailers and general merchandise chains. It was great to meat with them and see what the cool stuff they’re doing in Delphi.

After the visit with Extenda, we headed to the restaurant for dinner, beers and CodeGear talk. It was a great turnout in Gothenburg, and we had lots of fun. Unfortunately I was dumb enough to leave my camera in Magnus’ car, but luckily he had his cell phone and took these artistic shots. :)

Thanks Magnus for organizing a great afternoon/evening!

Picture of blogger on Rails

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

David requested picture proof of blogging on train. So here it is, uploaded and posted while still on the train. :)

RailsConf interview with Neal Ford

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

Short interview with Neal Ford.

No one has ever done this before!

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

I’m pretty sure this is the first time in history that someone is blogging about writing a Rails blog application, while actually using 3rdRail hooked into the third rail.

I just boarded the high speed train that runs between Gothenburg and Stockholm. They have wireless Internet on board. This is the way to commute if you have to!

Back to my blog app in 3rdRail. :)

Recording solution on MacOSX

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

Kirby asked in a comment on my 3rdRail video post what software I used to record the videos.

Don’t laugh, but I (and others) haven’t found anything much better than VNC to a Windows machine and use Camtasia, so that’s what we did.

Feel free to share your thoughts on what we *should* use for Mac. The solution we have is far from perfect, but it does work better than other ones we have seen.

3rdRail feature videos - recorded on MacOS X

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

Fresh off the presses. Born mere hours ago. Five videos. See for yourself how 3rdRail frickin’ rocks!

Again, thanks a million to Shelby and Mark for taking the time to sit down with me and record these.

"High speed" Internet at hotels

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

Is there anything more frustrating than sitting on what feels like a 0.0000000001 GBps line at a hotel?

Shelby, Mark and I spent the better part of the evening and night recording videos for 3rdRail and I’m trying to upload them as I type this. They’re awesome videos and will serve as both internal training and videos for customers to watch. Thanks a million to Shelby and Mark for taking the time to sit down just before your well deserved vacations!

Oh, so back to uploading these things… The 72MB of sweet rockin’ SWF files are estimated at 40 minutes to upload. That’s almost longer than it took to generate them once recorded and edited. I’m almost afraid that it’ll take longer because I’m blogging this. :)

Oh, and to top it off, stupid me only bought an hour access at the rate of 6 Euros and thought I’d be in bed by now. It’s 4am in Berlin…

I’ll have to get another hour, so that I can get them up before getting some sleep.

Hold please… :)

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