• StringInquirer: Nicer Syntax For Testing Equality

    There is a well-known idiom in Rails, to tell wheather one is runnign in a specifc environment or not:

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  • Book Review: The Rails 4 Way - Fernandez & Faustino

    “The Rails 4 Way”, by Obie Fernandez and Kevin Faustino is a great reference book that covers most of what a Rails developer is likely to need on a daily basis. It covers the various DSLs and idioms (i.e. route definition, controller filter declaration, ActiveModel association and validations, etc) without getting into the details of Rails internals and how those features are implemented. The explanations are clear and the code examples relevant.

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  • Talk: Practical Unix For Ruby And Rails

    Last night I had the pleasure of giving a talk at the SDRuby monthly meeting on practical uses of UNIX command line programs for Ruby and Rails developers. Check out the slides! and thanks everyone for the words of encouragment.

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  • We Are All Atom Now

    Back in February I wrote about Atom. At the time, I felt Atom showed promise, but was still a bit lacking. After Github announced that Atom is now completely open source in May, I decided to take another look. Most of what I use every day for development is open source, especially the tools with which I make my living: Linux, zsh, Ruby, Rails, etc that I find the idea of my editor being open source very appealing.

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  • World Cup Player Age, Unix Style

    I love watching the World Cup: It’s more soccer than you could hope for, mixed with national rivalries. What could be better. Now that I am older than most of the players, it dawned on me the intense pressure that they are under, to perform for their country and a question came to me: Just how old are this kids? Let’s find out.

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