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02/12/13

CincyRB - Ruby 2.0 with Chris Gaffney

hris Gaffney of Collective Idea talks about the new features coming in Ruby 2.0.

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01/31/13

(Raspberry Pi + Ruby on Rails + Heroku) * Students = Awesome

Background Over the course of the past two school years, my colleague Rob Biedenharn and I have been working with Tom “Coach” Brinkmann’s students at Little Miami High School, attempting to teach them Web development using Ruby on Rails to aid in their participation in Business Professionals of America competitions...

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01/31/13

Gaslight Podcast #10: Corey Haines via CodeMash

Your browser does not support the audio element. Chris Nelson sat down with The Legend, Corey Haines at the CodeMash conference. Corey talks about what he’s learned from his pair programming tour across the country. We also hear about his experience putting together a new video series called Build An...

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01/29/13

January CincyCocoaDev - Getting started with CocoaPods

Dependency Management is one of those things you just shouldn’t have to worry about. Unfortunately, doing iOS and Mac development means you’ve probably spent a lot of time fighting Xcode when using third-party libraries. CocoaPods offers a better alternative. Pulling down code, resolving dependencies, and setting up your project workspace...

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01/28/13

Objective-C's Designated Initializer Pattern

Out of the box in Objective-C you can initialize an instance of a class by calling alloc and init on it. // Creating an instance of Party Party *party = [[Party alloc] init]; Alloc allocates memory for the instance, and init gives it’s instance variables it’s initial values. Both return...

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01/18/13

Mobile Web Apps: Are We There Yet?

As a non-Mac owner I remember seeing this promotional video from 37signals and feeling like I needed to buy a Mac if I wanted to be a great Ruby programmer or web designer. In Ruby’s culture there is a strong preference for Apple products. “The great thing about Ruby on...

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