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Temporarily disabling warnings in Ruby

I’ve been doing a lot of pontification lately. Time for some code. Warnings are a hot topic in the Ruby community. Some folks love ’em. Some folks hate ’em. What we can all agree on is that they do us no good when loading third-party gems in strict mode overruns our output with warnings we […]

“Exceptional Ruby” Now Available!

I am very, very excited to announce that the final version of my new eBook “Exceptional Ruby” is now available for immediate purchase. Originally born out of the realization that I had more material about Ruby failure handling than I could fit into a single talk, Exceptional Ruby has grown to over 100 pages of […]

Last Chance for Exceptional Ruby Beta

As you probably know I’m writing an eBook called “Exceptional Ruby”, based on my talk of the same name. For a couple of months now it has been available as a Beta release, as I work on adding the last few sections, tightening up the copy, and improving the PDF layout and typesetting.┬áThis week I’ve […]

“Exceptional Ruby” Video and Beta eBook!

Two weeks ago at Magic Ruby in Orlando I delivered a talk called “Exceptional Ruby”, about working with exceptions and failures in Ruby. ┬áPeople seemed to like it. I have two related announcements today: A self-made video of the talk is now available; and I am releasing a short eBook based on the talk. Here’s […]

Thank You, Magic Ruby!

Thanks for all the kind comments on my Exceptional Ruby talk! A few notes for those visiting because of the talk: References, source code, links to further reading, and yes, slides can be found here: Exceptional Ruby Notes. Please review my talk on SpeakerRate! If you just can’t get enough deep technical talks on Ruby […]

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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.