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Monthly Archives: February 2011
David Brady mentioned that he’d dropped my name to Uncle Bob, so obviously I had to go watch the video. The whole call—in which David picks Bob’s brain about SOLID, and Bob laughs a lot—is fun and worth watching. I … Continue reading
Back in September I made the assertion that every programmer should be familiar with an editor that can record keyboard macros, even if it’s not the only editor they use. The other day I recorded a little video demonstrating why … Continue reading
Folks seem to have gotten a kick out of NoneSuch. I thought it was particularly cool how many people opted to play along. As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I’m giving a talk at the upcoming Day Camp 4 … Continue reading
How often have you heard and/or told this story? Right before the project started I’d seen some blog posts about Tool X and I really wanted to give it a try. So I talked the other developers into using Tool … Continue reading
I am very proud to announce a brand new, incredibly cool Ruby gem: NoneSuch. Here’s a short video to introduce it. UPDATE: Got a NoneSuch success story? A disastrous failure story? Enter the contest and win a ticket to Day Camp 4 … Continue reading
From time to time people ask me questions about RESTful architecture. I thought it might be helpful to list the resources that I keep near at hand for asnwering tricky REST questions. Standards: RFC2616 Hypertext Transfer Protocol: If you haven’t read … Continue reading
Two weeks ago at Magic Ruby in Orlando I delivered a talk called “Exceptional Ruby”, about working with exceptions and failures in Ruby. People seemed to like it. I have two related announcements today: A self-made video of the talk … Continue reading
I’m very pleased to announce that my talk proposals have been accepted for RubyNation 2011 and Red Dirt Ruby Conf 2011! My speaking schedule as of today: March 5th: Speaking on “The Well-Equippd Remote Worker’ at the Day Camp 4 … Continue reading