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Avdi Grimm

Hacker; code documentarian.

Author: Avdi Grimm

Ruby Guilty Pleasures

Here’s a bit of code that I both love and feel a bit guilty about.

This code locates a project’s “root directory” by ascending from the current directory until it finds a directory with a subdirectory named demos. (Don’t ask why this indicates the root directory). In case it never finds such a directory, […]

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Virtuous Code

"The three virtues of a programmer: laziness, impatience, and hubris" — Larry Wall


News, notes, and commentary from Avdi, weekly-ish.

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.