4 thoughts on “Apotomo – Screencasts Of Glory – Episode 1

  1. Hi Nick,

    I’ve been following your work on Cells and Apotomo for several months now and I think they are fantastic. I didn’t use them yet since I’m working mostly with Grails in the last 2 years, but I would like you to congratulate you about this screencast initiative.

    Thanks for your effort and your wonderful work!


  2. Talking about what could be improved, I will talk about my feelings.

    I don’t like magic. I don’t feel comfortable with this idea. So, the first thing I would like to see after showing the Ruby code is the HTML generated code, as well as the requests and knowing what is happening behind the scenes. This should be the first thing to show and then explain how you have abstracted these things.

    Also, you showed the “render text: xxx” version, but it would be great to explain what other types of render are possible (like JSON, HTML partials, etc) and how to deal with them using custom Javascript.

    Also, talking very briefly about the states is not a good idea for this initial screencast because it does not explain the idea well enough and mix different topics in the same presentation.

    But the screencast is already good. You’ll be able to improve them as you move on to the next ones. Good job! πŸ™‚


  3. Talking about workspace organization, I think you could split your workspace in 2 vertically. In one side, you have the browser and in the other side a better editor that can show your files in tabs or another organization form instead of multiple windows.

    That way, people will be able to see both at the same time.


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