Apr 07, 2011 — 0 comments
You've stumbled on the little blog for Good-Tutorials. These posts are penned by Zach Holman. This blog is a good way to stay current on newest features on Good-Tutorials. If you want to hear some of the inside scoop behind development or catch some sneak peeks at new features, you might be interested in following @holman on Twitter.
Posted by Zach Holman about 2 years ago — 0 comments
Twitter decided to change their authentication method awhile back, and, as a result, the @goodtutorials Twitter stream of tutorials stopped tweeting. It's been a long time coming, but I've finally gone in and updated the code to make it work for Twitter's newer OAuth authentication.
You can follow Good-Tutorials at: http://twitter.com/goodtutorials
You can also follow me on Twitter, too! http://twitter.com/holman
Feel free to retweet and @reply to your heart's content now. :)
Posted by Zach Holman about 2 years ago — 1 comment
Liam McElroy wrote a pretty excellent Android app for Good-Tutorials; give it a shot if you're an Android user!
Posted by Zach Holman about 3 years ago — 12 comments
While you're off commenting on killer new stuff you'd like to see on Good-Tutorials, I'd also like to pick up a few more moderators for the Upcoming Tutorials queue. Moderators visit tutorials as they come in and rate them accordingly; it's how we generate the front page for you.
To apply, head over to the moderation application spot, include a few lines about yourself and submit- it's a pretty quick and painless process. I'll get back to you as soon as possible. Make sure you include your Good-Tutorials username!
In the meantime, you needn't be a full moderator to help out; always feel free to check out the Upcoming Tutorials section, check out the new submissions, and give a few ratings while you're at it.
Posted by Zach Holman about 3 years ago — 10 comments
I'm looking to liven the place up a bit. What's been your biggest pet peeves with Good-Tutorials? Your favorite parts that could use a refresh? Any other killer ideas you'd like to see happen?
Now's your chance- sound off in the comments and we'll have a bit of a discussion on making tutorials even good-er!
Posted by Zach Holman about 3 years ago — 8 comments
Since the shift of our assets to Amazon S3, I've been itching to get Good-Tutorials up on Heroku, which is possibly the most hip host there is out there today. Tonight I made that switch. Luckily there was only about an hour of downtime, depending on how quickly your browser was able to discover the new site.
This involved a fair bit of changes, none of which should really be visible to you. But there's bound to be some sort of subtle bug buried underneath everything. If you run into an error page, see something that isn't getting updated, or just otherwise run into any problems now that we're on our new host, let me know (a comment on this page or a tweet directed to @holman on Twitter would be great). I'll make sure to patch things up as soon as possible.
This should hopefully give us a little speed boost now and some scalability leeway for the future. This was the main task I wanted to focus on after the previous Amazon S3 changes; I've already found a number of things I want to tackle on the site now that this is over with, so stay tuned!
Have a good one!