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Zach Holman

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Joined over 8 years ago. Zach helps out by being a moderator at Good-Tutorials.

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avatarholman (administrator and creator)almost 6 years ago

Some of the bigger changes for the day:

  • Tutorial submit now should work for all browsers
  • Bunch of optimizations to make it run faster. Likely not "there" yet, but it's a start. I know it's been sluggish as of late, and I'll be working hard to make it snappy in this new version.

@shadex - thanks :)

@Pepper - That's a cool idea; I might do that at some point. There'll be more regular blog posts from this point out, particularly in the coming weeks as things really start happening with the new launch.

avatarholman (administrator and creator)almost 6 years ago

@freddywang - You can get a feeling for advertising prices by going to the ads page. I'll likely need to better explain some of these at some point, though, so maybe in the future I'll add one page that sort of lists everything at once rather than going to multiple pages.

@pepper - No. I mean, they should show up in your account, but there's not a way to easily see whether or not they've been added. I've added a ticket for this on Lighthouse; it'll get fixed at some point soon. You can track the status on Lighthouse if you want.

@ciaika - That's something that got reverted at the last minute to get a little bit of a "safer" launch. After the current bug on tutorial submission (use Safari for the time being for that!), it's probably my number #2 priority bug. Ratings still go through, but it's just that they keep those rated tutorials visibile in the upcoming queue. You can track the status on Lighthouse if you want.

avatarholman (administrator and creator)almost 6 years ago

RSS should be fixed for the main Feedburner feed now. PayPal orders have been fixed, too, and I've added a "waitlist" indicator on featured tutorial orders.

avatarholman (administrator and creator)almost 6 years ago

Actually, I take that back; it looks like I'm booked until then for the Photoshop topic. I'll add in a "next available date" during that process so it's more clear.

I'll look into the feed reader error, too. And I'll likely just bump your Photoshop orders to the front page since it wasn't clear up-front. Sorry about that.

avatarholman (administrator and creator)almost 6 years ago

Nope; I noticed that just now... I'll be fixing it shortly.

avatarholman (administrator and creator)almost 6 years ago

@eyeson - that's currently the ad left of the 728 skyscraper above. Right now it's a black image to Tutorial9 ("Master Photoshop and Definite Yourself").

avatarholman (administrator and creator)almost 6 years ago

@Chris... it was a bit of a work weekend for me. Had somewhere like 30-40 commits to my repository in the last 24 hours or so, so hopefully that means that things should be pretty smooth all around today [crosses fingers].

avatarholman (administrator and creator)almost 6 years ago
Original Post: Slow requests

I blame the market. Notice how it was slow on Monday and speedier today; it's a reflection of the status of the Dow.

Really though, we're getting really pretty close to releasing the next version, which'll have all sorts of whiz-bang speedups and optimizations.

avatarholman (administrator and creator)almost 6 years ago
Original Tutorial: Ruby PHP Equivilents

While these are valid examples, they seem a little bit PHP-y, from my point of view. As you get more into Ruby, you tend to place a lot of value on typical Ruby idioms of development. For example, a lot of these could use Ruby's String class, which seems (to me, at least) to be a more appropriate way of accomplishing these tasks. Using .include?('string') instead of the array-based approach, for example, or one of the many ways to use regexes on a String.

avatarholman (administrator and creator)almost 6 years ago

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