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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 […]

Linkdump #4

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 […]

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.