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“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 […]

Epic Fail, or, why the users hate us.

[I’m reposting this from my “personal journal”:http://avdi.livejournal.com as it has development applicability – in so much as it is a tale about how NOT to design software.] So I’ve been trying to wire money to Kenya. No, I haven’t been contacted by the wife of a former dictator who needs my urgent assistance in moving […]

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 Cowsays.com

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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.

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