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Code to Joy

Video of my GoGaRuCo 2012 talk, “Code to Joy”, is now online thanks to the good folks at Confreaks. This talk is a random walk through some lesser-known parts of Ruby that make me happy. Speaking for myself, it was one of the most fun talks I’ve delivered. I hope you’ll enjoy watching it as […]

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 […]

Come see me in Harrisburg tonight!

If you’re in the central PA region and interested in learning some techniques for making your Ruby coding style cleaner and more confident, come see me speak tonight at the Harrisburg Ruby Group. I’ll be delivering an improved and reorganized version of the Confident Code talk I gave last month at B’More on Rails.

Confident Code at B’More on Rails

Here’s video of the talk I did at B’More on Rails January 12, 2010. If I seem nervous, it’s because it’s the first time I’ve done something like this. The two things I will try to remember for future talks are: Stand still! The audience is in front of you, dumbass! The slides are available […]

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.