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Monday Morning Me: October 7

Monday Morning Me I’ve skipped a few Monday Morning Me’s due to Ruby DCamp and a couple of other things. DCamp was awesome, and maybe beyond my humble ability to do a trip report. In the meantime.. Rails Test Prescriptions Ground has been broken and progress is being made. Not a lot of ground, and not a lot of progress, but ground and progress nevertheless. So, yay, that. When last I wrote about this, I was debating whether to use MiniTest or RSpec as the main test framework for the book.

Monday Morning Me: Sep 16, 2003

Here’s what’s going on. WindyCityRails Had another great time at WindyCityRails. I enjoyed the talks, and it was great to meet new people/see people I don’t see enough in person. As usual, Ray and the WCR team had the logistics of the event down (even the WiFi was pretty fast for a conference.) The venue is really nice, if maybe not perfectly arranged for the kinds of talks being given.

Rails Test Prescriptions 2 Is Coming

I’m pleased and more than a little surprised to be announcing the existence of Rails Test Prescriptions 2, (which may not be the final title). You have questions. Even if you don’t, I have answers. Can you give the news in the style of a movie poster tag line? Sure. Coming in 2014. It’s time to get your prescription… refilled. Rails Test Prescriptions 2: The re-prescriptioning. When did this happen? Really, just last week.

All I Post These Days Is Status Updates

Here’s where we are at the moment. Master Space & Time With JavaScript: Ember I think I may have finally gotten my head around the Ember release plans. My current understanding is that: A 1.0 final release of core ember is imminent, possibly as soon as September 1. There’s another major overhaul of Ember-data (the “jj-abrams” reboot branch), which will become the master branch sometime between now and the 35th of Octvember.

More State of The Stuff, July 2013

Ongoing update and stuff I know, I haven’t been blogging much. I can always tell when I’m putting things off because the half-finished blog posts stack up. First, Master Space and Time In JavaScript is still on sale, and for the moment it’s still $15. Somebody using the twitter handle @shakerdev just called it a “great fucking read for JS devs.” So, I’ve got that going for me. The ongoing projects list looks like this:

State of The MSTWJS Union, June 2013

Here is the state of the Master Space and Time With JavaScript Union as a I currently understand it. First, you can, you know, buy the book. Please. An update to the Ember book should be going out next Monday or so. It has about 10-15 page chapter walking through a routing example with outlets and nested routes and the like. That’s puts the Ember PDF at just over 90 pages (including the back matter and contents and stuff), which compares favorably with the lengths of the other three books (97, 97, and 120, I think).

Status Update

It’s been well over a month since the last official update to Master Space and Time with JavaScript, and since I was hoping to get updates out more-or-less weekly, it’s probably a good idea to check in and let you know what’s going on. (Could be worse, though, I’m still hoping to post my top 10 books I read list. From 2011.) All of the MSTWJS customers out there have been either very patient in waiting for the next update, or you are completely disengaged.

How to Hold a Staff Meeting That Doesn’t Suck

At our current size, Table XI is in an interesting place. We’re still small enough that everybody can fit in a single room, but large enough that people on different teams don’t always know what everyone else is doing. However, trying to let everybody know what’s going on often leads to problems similar to bad agile standups. Everybody is waiting for their turn to speak; nobody is listening to everybody; everybody is bored.

Announcing Ember! Master Space and Time With JavaScript Book 4

You have no idea how happy I am to announce that Book 4 of Master Space and Time with JavaScript: Ember is now on sale. You can buy it at /mstwjs It’s not done, of course. But it’s off to a good start, and I think it’s going to be great. Here’s the state of the world: Release 1 of the Ember book is $7, just like its recent siblings.

State of My Stuff, January, 2013

The state of the Noel Rappin publishing — I can use the word “empire”, right? MSTWJS 3: Backbone Master Space and Time With JavaScript, Book 3: Backbone is draft complete as of today’s release except for a page or so of summary at the end, which I will probably wait to write until the Ember chapter is complete. The next release will be an edit pass, to clean up typos and bad sentences, smooth over the explanation, fix errata and generally polish stuff.

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