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10 is live!

After a few evenings hard work, I can now announce that is now live!

Currently there is only one screencast to watch but I’ll be building on this in the coming weeks. If you have any ideas for future episodes or feedback for the site feel free to post them on the forum.

I’ll be adding a submission form soon so you can submit your own screencasts for inclusion in the site. If you want to submit a Castlecast before this is ready, just email me the details at: andy[at]

Now a big thank you to the Castle team, especially Henry Conceição for space on the Castle build server and also for the hosting of the site. You guys rock!

If you’re interested in how the site was built then the source is available on GitHub so feel free to take a look and if you fancy sending me a pull request, I’d be happy to receive them ;o)


Introducing Castlecasts

It’s been a very long time since I lasted blogged but I’ve found some time and would like to take this opportunity to announce Castlecasts.

After doing a lot of learning in Ruby on Rails, one of the best resources that I found was the site. For those who don’t know, it contains over 200 screencasts about various aspects of programming in RoR. So I posted the idea of creating a similar site for the CastleProject which seemed to have some interest.

I found some spare time and have decided to start I’ve been looking for a way to give back to the Castle team for a while as I’ve been using their components for over 2 years. I think this could be an excellent resource for the Castle community, if you have any questions or comments please let me know.

The site isn’t ready yet but I have created the first screencast. It’s hosted on Vimeo (for now) to keep hosting costs down. Once the site is ready I’ll let you know, but in the meantime, here is the first episode:

Getting Started With MonoRail from Andy Pike on Vimeo.

You can get the source code for this episode on github:

I plan on adding a whole bunch more episodes, so if you have a suggestion for something to cover or have a screencast you would like to add, DM me on twitter: @andypike

I’ll be on the look out for some hosting, so if you feel like sponsoring, donation of hosting would be cool ;o) I’m working on the site now, should have something simple up and running soon. Then I’ll start creating more episodes.


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