October 20, 2008
Giving Mailers, Observers and Sweepers Their Own Space
I can admit it. I am not a huge fan of video on the web, mostly because you cannot scan a video and I am a big time scanner. That said, Peepcode and Railscasts have shown me where video can really be leveraged to help someone understand a concept that would take too long to write a post about. Well, I decided to give it a whirl. I am not happy with the overall quality of the video, but it is good enough for now. I’ll work on video settings and such as I go along.
Videos Will Have Their Own Pages
Putting a video in the content column here would force a video too small to be worth watching, so I will be setting up separate pages for concepts that would be better covered with video. These pages will include code samples, related links and the embedded video. Do not worry, there is not another feed to subscribe to. Each time I make a screencast, I will be sure to create a related article here.
The First Railstips Screencast
Ok, enough of that, on to the first screencast for RailsTips. I have never really liked having my mailers, observers and sweepers all pushed into app/models, especially that mailers use views in app/views. Over that past months, I have amalgamated some stuff I picked up on the web and started using that instead. Let me know if you find the video helpful or have suggestions for improvements.