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Results of Ruby HTTP Client Library Survey

A few weeks back I asked what ruby HTTP client library folks preferred. I’ve since collected over 700 responses, which seems like a pretty decent sample. You can check out the results for yourself, or look at the full list of responses, but here are some highlights. And the winner is…

[ANN] fail-fast 1.0.0 Released

Number two out of three in my weekend releasing spree, I’m happy to announce the availability of “FailFast”: v.1.0.0. h2. Description FailFast is a collection of assertion methods intended for lightweight contract checking. h2. Installing

h2. Synopsis

h2. Rationale Unexpected nils and other bad values will usually bring a Ruby program down eventually, […]

[ANN] alter-ego 1.0.0 Released

Today I’m happy to announce the release of AlterEgo, a state-pattern library for Ruby. AlterEgo was born about a year ago, when I found a need to formalize state-based behavior in Ruby objects. I surveyed the existing libraries at the time (a set which, IIRC, consisted of just acts_as_state_machine), and found they didn’t do quite […]

Virtuous Code

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

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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.