Some screencasts I'd like to see
I’ve written before about how much I enjoy home-brewed publications on software development. However, I often catch myself thinking: “If someone did a screencast about this, it would hit right home”. So, here are some screencasts I’d seriously consider paying for:
"How to create a web app with Clojure". Check! Chas Emerick recently released this great screencast.
A thorough, beginner-level, "Clojure with Emacs" screencast. Topics:
Thorough coverage of the environment set-up. Emacs Live + Swank + Slime would be especially interesting; that's my latest set-up.
Working with standalone files (as opposed to projects).
A programming exercise involving extensive use of the REPL. Thought process and coding rhythm in an interactive development mode. Why the REPL is much more than a shell.
Creating a small but self-contained project. Project directory structure, necessary scripts, importing files, dealing with dependencies, resolving namespaces, organizing main code and tests, running the project.
"Emacs in Org-Mode for technical writing". This would be perfect for my Literate Code project for which I'm considering to implement HTML exporting from Org-Mode.
An "Advanced Pry" screencast. On the ThinkRelevance podcast #007, Clinton Nixon talked about how he uses Pry. A great discussion of high-level Pry usage - especially the part on how to develop with Pry in parallel to the editor, so that when source code is modified in a Pry session these changes are reflected back in the editor. I use Pry to navigate around program state, but what Clinton talked about sounded like the next level. I’d really like to watch how a developer switches between the Pry session and the editor in the process of programming. Let’s call this one “Pry on Steroids: Interactive Ruby Development”.
Just a few ideas off the top of my head. I may update this list if more come to mind.