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ClassNamer An automatic class name generator. I named all the classes in NoneSuch using this handy tool. tags: development io_splice – zero-copy pipe I/O for Linux and Ruby Nifty technique for high-performance IO tags: development linux ruby io The splice family of Linux system calls can transfer data between file descriptors without the need to […]

Programming is Catfish Noodling

Dan North, apparently irritated that no one showed him the secret programmer handshake, has constructed a (very neatly crafted) wall of words. He hits all the Serious Programming Thinkiness bullet points – talk about artists, talk about martial arts, talk about bridges. I guess Software Craftsmanship is a thing again? I thought we’d all talked […]

Fast and Good

This is bullshit, but it’s popular bullshit, because it’s both funny and it makes programmers feel better about themselves. When I first learned to write code someone hammered it into my head that I should format my code neatly. Consistent indenting, sensible use of whitespace, consistent placement of brackets, all that stuff. Before long, it […]

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

Confident Ruby cover

32 Patterns for joyful coding.

The Making of

Confident Ruby cover

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.