RSpec chapter draft handed in to edit. It's going to need a better conclusion. A lot changed in this one, relative to the Lulu version -- this is probably the chapter most affected by my own personal experience since it's original version.
Haven't done a link set in a while, this is going to be kind of random.
Still seats available for both WindyCityRails in general, and for my tutorial in specific. But the sponsor list has filled up.
Ever wish the Ruby Date and DateTime classes were faster? Course you have. Here's home_run, a C implementation of the Date and DateTime classes that claims a 20 - 200 time speedup. The Readme page shows how to use the home_run classes instead of the standard ones, if you are feeling adventurous.
I love stories of tracking down obscure bugs, and Yehuda Katz has a great one about bundler, rvm, and various shell interactions. Debugging is maybe the important skill, so watch an expert's process at work.
Speaking of rvm and it's awesomeness, here's a quick guide to putting rvm, bundler, and passenger together on a Rails deploy.
Here's a little test snippet to solve the problem of how to test an abstract controller by adding a small controller in the test page and creating a route for it.