The Ruby Hero awards organizers wisely opt not to have recipients do acceptance speeches. So I thought I’d say a few words here.
The other day Gregory Brown posted a remarkable story on Parley. He told how he had given Robert “Uncle Bob” Martin some heated Twitter criticism about one of his recent articles. But then, instead of allowing the discussion to spiral into un-constructive sniping, he engaged Robert privately. Together, they found some common ground and mutual respect, […]
I didn’t say mean things about Heather Arthur’s code. But I could have. I didn’t see the tweets about her “replace” project that started things off. But I do share the opinion of a number of my colleagues that using a reactor-based framework in a language lacking native fibers, coroutines, continuations, or threads leads to […]
Almost five years ago I released my first Rubygem, NullDB. It was based on ideas from a couple of other libraries, namely ARBS and UnitRecord. In the README I said: It differs from them in a couple of ways: It works. At the time of writing both ARBS and UnitRecord were not working for me […]