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FPOO Chapter 1 in Elixir

Exercise 3: add-squares First up, we have add-squares . Let’s write a test…

My Elixir version takes a list rather than a variable number of arguments, because Erlang doesn’t do the varargs thing. As for implementation…

Elixir is all about recursion and pattern matching. (Aside: I understand why it’s there, but that darn […]

Linkdump #6

agile/db_branch – GitHub I’d been looking for a way to manage databases for multiple branches of an app, and this is one of the (many) suggestions. tags: development database ruby rails git Rails plugin to play nice with git branching and databases. Loads abranch-specific database YAML file allowing you to migrate in branches withoutaffecting the […]

Languages I Want to Learn

I’ve fallen off the wagon of late in learning “a language a year” (as The Pragmatic Programmer advises). I have a long list of languages to learn, but I thought I’d try and narrow it down to a top five. Here goes: * “Io”: – the more I work in OO the more I am […]

Virtuous Code

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

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.