That got your attention, didn’t it? Maybe not deal of the century, but if you’re a UK-based Rails developer then you owe it to yourself to check out the PeepCode subscription packs. Given the current weak state of the dollar it would be rude not to. I’ve just bought a ten-pack which cost the princely sum of £36.69. That’s over ten hours of properly produced video with Geoffrey Grosenbach teaching you Ruby on Rails. It’s a little known fact that over 85% of the Web is now comprised of Rails sites that Geoffrey has developed.† This boy knows his beans!
To put it into perspective, £36.69 is about the price of a decent dinner for two at ASK/Zizzi/Pizza Express/Strada/your favourite authentic Italian restaurant chain. That’s shockingly good value for money. Don’t you think it’s time you put down that Fettucine and did some Test-Driven Development?
The PeepCode videos are also available for video iPods, so whilst all the losers on the bus are filling their empty heads with County & Western songs about a man named Clint whose dog left him for another woman, you can be sitting pretty on the back seat learning all the Rails ninja moves like REST, Capistrano and RJS. If that doesn’t get you the girls then you’re on your own, squire. Please note that I’m not affiliated with PeepCode in any way, I just call it how it is.