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Welcome back to a brave new year! How are those new year’s resolutions coming along? This week we’ve got a couple of things that might help get you jump-started on a new technology or two: Coding in Objective-C 2.0 and Mastering Rails Forms.

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Coding in Objective-C 2.0

Objective-C is the programming language for writing native iPhone and Mac applications. It’s also the language that Apple uses to build their own applications and frameworks. So, if you know Objective-C, you have a lot of power at your fingertips. But if you’re new to C or object-oriented programming, then Objective-C can seem a little awkward at first. These screencasts by Bill Dudney, an experienced Objective-C programmer, will help you quickly get up to speed on Objective-C 2.0 basics.

After watching these video tutorials, you’ll be more confident to start writing high-quality iPhone and Mac applications. You’ll not just know how to write code, you’ll also understand why it works. You’ll feel more comfortable with the Objective-C syntax and object-oriented programming in general. You’ll also be able to manage memory wisely and diagnose common memory problems. You’ll have added yet another programming language to your toolbox, and your resume!

First 2 episodes and a free introduction available now at pragprog.com/screencasts/v-bdobjc

Mastering Rails Forms

Forms are crucial to how users interact with your site. You can slap a form on a web page in record time with Rails, but basic forms just get you by. For a better user experience, you’ll want to customize your forms and create interplay between your models. Learn how to take your forms to the next level from Ryan Bates, one of the most experienced Rails programmers (and screencasters) in the community.

After watching these video tutorials, you’ll have moved beyond the basic forms used by the average Rails developer. You’ll not just know how to create better Rails forms, you’ll also understand why they work. That type of in-depth knowledge will enable you to create better forms in less time, and quickly fix any problems. On every Rails application you work on, you’ll be able to confidently apply the techniques the pros use to design full-featured forms with less code.

Whether you’ve been using Rails for a few days or a few years, you’ll likely learn something new in each of these episodes. In addition to the videos, you can also download the source code for each episode so you can experiment on your own. All the source code is based on the latest version of Rails (2.2.2).

First 3 episodes and a free introduction available now at pragprog.com/screencasts/v-rbforms

Rails Inside has a review of these episodes as well.

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Dave & Andy
www.PragProg.com