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Avdi Grimm

Hacker; code documentarian.

Author: Avdi Grimm

Stanford study finds walking improves creativity

Stanford researchers found that walking boosts creative inspiration. They examined creativity levels of people while they walked versus while they sat. A person’s creative output increased by an average of 60 percent when walking. Source: Stanford study finds walking improves creativity At my first programming job I used to regularly get up and do walking […]

Haskell at Facebook

We recently completed a two-year redesign of Sigma, one of our spam-fighting systems. Check out how we integrated Haskell with our existing C++ code and the improvements we made to GHC. Source: Fighting spam with Haskell | Engineering Blog | Facebook Code Another interesting experience report, highlighting Haskell’s suitability for being used as a rapidly-evolving […]

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

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RubyTapas Screencasts

RubyTapas Screencasts

Small plates of gourmet Ruby code.

Confident Ruby

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32 Patterns for joyful coding.

The Making of Cowsays.com

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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.

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