I’ve always said that watching is much better than reading when it comes to learning. With the use of technologies around us these days, it’s a crime to learn using old outdated medium like the paper. We should be utilizing both hearing and seeing.
When I found out that Pragmatic Bookshelf produced screencasts, I immediately jumped. I got both Erlang and Dave Thomas’ Ruby Metaprogramming screencasts. I’m extremely impressed with the quality of the video as well as the contents. All I can say is that you should try them out for yourself, especially at $5 per episode, there’s really nothing to think about.
I just can’t wait until they produce more of these. In fact, I hope they ditch the book publishing and go all video. Yes, it’s that good.