Ylan Segal

The REPL: Issue 10 - May 2015

Lessons Learned In Software Development

Henrik Warne compiles a list of rules-of-thumb he has learned throughout his career. Great nuggets of information. If you find some of these obvious, it’s probably because you have already internalized them.

Do Not Disclose Your Salary To Recruiters

Salary negotiations are something that many software engineers (and people in general) don’t give much thought about. However, it’s effect on your career is huge. Learning to negotiate and dealing with recruiters are useful skills to have.

Why Learning Rails Is Hard

Brook Riggio presents a great mind-map of the skills he considers a Rails developer needs to be competent in. As he mentions, if anything, after reading it I was ready to add many items to the list. Web systems can get complicated in a really quickly.

Using a Ruby Class To Write Functional Code

With a clear style and building sequentially, Pat Shaughnessy explains how to leverage some functional programming concepts in an object-oriented language. I’ve had a lot of success implementing code in this manner. Makes it easy to read, easy to change.