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A personal programming language roadmap

Lately I’ve become increasingly sensitive to how little time I have left to learn new technologies. It’s not that I’m nearing┬ádeath: I’m not, at least not by 21st century baseline human standards. It’s more a matter of the impossible and ever-expanding variety of tech that is out there to be learned. That, coupled with the […]

A Game Development Curriculum

Along with every other hacker on the planet, I got into programming because I wanted to write games. It wasn’t long at all, though, before I learned that the greatest game of all is teaching the machine to do your will and get things done. I lost interest in game development pretty quickly and moved […]

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.