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There is no such thing as a good field programmer

There is probably some rule of blogging which says that once you start making war analogies you’ve jumped the shark. With that risk acknowledged, I’d like to present a quote: The influence one man can have on thousands is a never-ending source of wonder to me. You are always on parade. Officers who through laziness […]

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

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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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