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September 10, 2010: Just a thing or two

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I've got a bunch of half-written posts, none of which you'll see today since I've been spending all my time getting ready for WindyCityRails tomorrow. So, some quick hits and things to mention before I forget...

Beta 7 of Rails Test Prescriptions came out earlier this week. The big addition is the chapter on RSpec. I'm happy with how this one came out. And now I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, with only one or two chapters left to write.

Speaking of WindyCityRails, registration ends at 2PM today (Friday the 10th), and they say no tickets will be sold at the door. There are still tickets available as I write this for both the conference itself and for my tutorial. It's going to be great, so be there.

Continuing the self-promotion, the interview I did for the coderpath podcast is now online. Other than the fact that I sound like I'm connecting via dialup, I'm happy with how it turned out. At the end, they ask when the book is coming out, and I say that main writing will probably be complete in August or September. Turns out that's a bit optimistic, but I'm hoping only a bit.

And on other blogs... I'll also be contributing to this RubyLearning Blog post series. Should be fun.

Obligatory Apple thing As you probably heard, Apple released explicit, written App Store guidelines yesterday, along with clarifying the review process. The best part is that the guidelines are actually written in plain English with a relative lack of legalese. Granting that they should have done this when the store came out, this is still a great step and should reduce the uncertainty around the store somewhat. They also loosened the rules around non-XCode projects, which is good, and maybe leads the way to getting projects like MIT's Sketch in the store, I hope/