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Why WordPress

This was originally a reply to an email, but I thought since I get this question from time to time I’d publish it here as well. Why use WordPress to blog, when there are much more “hacker-friendly” blogging tools out there, such as Octopress? I use WordPress, in large part, because I don’t know PHP. […]

RVM Proxies for Common Commands? (Solved)

I posted this in IRC earlier but I thought I’d ask a larger audience: (01:39:01 PM) avdi: So here’s my problem (01:39:55 PM) avdi: My emacs is set up to run various Ruby/Rails-related commands within projects, e.g. “rake cucumber”, as a result of keypresses (01:40:17 PM) avdi: However, when it runs these, it is invoking […]

Virtuous Code

"The three virtues of a programmer: laziness, impatience, and hubris" — Larry Wall


News, notes, and commentary from Avdi, weekly-ish.

Books and Screencasts

RubyTapas Screencasts

RubyTapas Screencasts

Small plates of gourmet Ruby code.

Confident Ruby

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32 Patterns for joyful coding.

The Making of

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Watch me build an app in Sinatra and Rails

Objects on Rails

Objects on Rails

A developer notebook on applying classic Object-Oriented principles to Ruby on Rails projects.

Exceptional Ruby

Exceptional Ruby

The definitive guide to exceptions and failure handling in Ruby.