09 Apr '13, 6pm

This four-part series on technical training by @david_a_black is amazing: via @practicingruby

You may think of live coding as a necessary evil: the thing you have to resort to when a connection fails and you can’t get at a running example, or when someone asks a question you’re not sure of the answer to and you have to try it out in real time. Admittedly, memories of coding in public (especially the connection-failure ones where you end up writing an entire Rails application on the spot…) are not always pleasant memories. But I’d encourage you, as a trainer, to embrace live coding. Don’t wait for things to go wrong before you do it; weave it into your presentations and examples by design. You’ll find that the rewards are well worth the risks, and that the risks can be successfully managed without too much effort. Live coding in presentations and Q&A Live coding usually doesn’t happen in silence (except when something’s gone wrong). I use it in tandem with answering...

Full article: http://dablog.rubypal.com/training-series

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