If you’ve been following Ruby developments for the past couple of years, chances are you’ve heard about refinements. You may have heard that they are controversial, confusing, or even “broken”. It’s true that refinements had some growing pains in their early, experimental versions. But having spent some time exploring the feature as it now exists in […]
Tom Stuart expands my mind every time I read or watch something he’s done, so I can’t tell you how excited I was to have him do guest episode on RubyTapas. Subscribers saw this episode back in December, but today I’m freeing it up so anyone can enjoy it. Some of my other favorite things that […]
It took a tweet from Noel Rappin to remind me, but it seems that today marks two years since the first episode of RubyTapas went live. I started RubyTapas with a simple concept: that Ruby developers might enjoy frequent, short, focused videos on intermediate to advanced Ruby and OO concepts. One new idea, distilled into short […]
Years ago I wrote about Ruby’s English and/or operators and why they are the way they are. I’ve never been completely happy with how I made my case in that article, and more recently I took another whack at it in a RubyTapas episode. However, until now that episode hasn’t been available to the general public. […]
How to pick out all the files we want, and none we don’t, using Rake’s FileList class.