18 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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Chad Fowler

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As Chad Fowler said, empathy is your most important skill .

This is something I'm trying to work on every day, work against my instincts, listen to people first, ask questions, before I pass in my own view of judgment. It's hard work.

For an ethical business, a lot of things come down to "doing the right thing."

The right thing in the global, local or your company's micro scope can have lots of different meanings, and figuring those out will be the hardest. …

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In this week's podcast, Ben Orenstein is joined by Chad Fowler, author, speaker, and CTO of 6wunderkinder. Ben and Chad discuss Chad's recent move to Berlin and 6wunderkinder, what a CTO does, getting back to coding, the early Ruby community, who Chad wants to hire, predicting success of new hires, and what makes a truly good developer, favorite interview questions, how Chad's interviewing process has changed over time, how age and experience can change your …

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By Giles Bowkett of Giles Bowkett 1 year ago.
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…pitiful weakness, when it comes to precise reading, when I described prominent Rubyist Chad Fowler as a werewolf. I used the metaphor of the game Werewolf , which Mr. Fowler had popularized at that time, and which every Ruby developer who went to a single conference that particular year had heard of, thanks to Mr. Fowler popularizing it. This game involves killing werewolves. No actual players die, because it's a game. I recommended that the werewolf in question, namely …

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By Chad Fowler of O'Reilly Media: Ruby and Rails 2 years ago.
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Thousands of developers have used the first edition of Rails Recipes to solve problems known to stop even experienced programmers in their tracks. Now, five years later with Rails 3.1 released, it's time for a new edition of this tested collection of solutions, completely revised by Rails master Chad Fowler.

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By Chad Fowler of O'Reilly Media: Ruby and Rails 2 years ago.
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Thousands of developers have used the first edition of Rails Recipes to solve problems known to stop even experienced programmers in their tracks. Now, five years later with Rails 3.1 released, it's time for a new edition of this tested collection of solutions, completely revised by Rails master Chad Fowler.

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Chad Fowler's turbulence gem does just that.

The "complexity" is some arbitrary number of how tricky the code is to read; this can range from the amount of indentation to the amount of metaprogramming, and everything in between. This is computed using flog .

"Churn" simply refers to how often a file changes; a file that's changed a bunch has high churn. Highly-churned files should be easy to modify, since people do it a ton. This is computing …

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By Mike Gunderloy of A Fresh Cup over 2 years ago.
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Re-thinking Software Development Education - Chad Fowler discusses the thinking behind Hungry Academy .

JRubyConf 2012 - At least they've got a splash screen, and a date ( May 21-23 in Minneapolis).

Poltergeist - A PhantomJS diver for Capybara. The amount of effort we put into test tools continues to astound.

Coffee Cereal - Just what it says.

Sprite Cow - Very cool; give it a giant image of CSS sprites and then visually …

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By Matt Aimonetti of Merbist over 2 years ago.
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Activities or experiences

Resources. What books, website, teachers, software, etc. will help them learn more effectively and efficiently

Assessments. How you would know if the activity was helpful?

Plans . Make your plans based on the practices you've determined you've needed.

On a related topic, Chad Fowler posted an interesting blog post about what LivingSocial is doing to change the software development education .

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By Joey of Global Nerdy over 2 years ago.
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Kent Back, Joel Spolsky, David Parnas, Greg Wilson, Chad Fowler, Kathy Sierra, Dave Thomas, Venkat Subramanian, Jeff Atwood, Tim Bray, John Udell, Avi Bryant, Dan Ingalls, Giles Bowkett, Leah Culver, Francis Hwang, Doug Crockford, Matt Knox, Jacqui Maher, Thomas Ptacek, Reg Braithwaite, Yehuda Katz, of course Richard M. Stallman, in whose auction I made the winning bid for a plush gnu, which I paid with my Microsoft credit card .

This year's …

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By Peter Cooper of Ruby Inside over 2 years ago.
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Chad Fowler has been updating the Pragmatic Programmers' Rails Recipes book to Rails 3.1 standards. It's in beta now (as an e-book) with the full print release expected in December 2011.

Rails 3.1.1 Released: A Touch Up and Fixes Release

RDoc 3.10 Released

Spree ( Open Source Rails E-commerce System) Raises $ 1.5 Million

Spree is a popular open source Rails e-commerce system and its creator has raised $1.5m in venture capital …

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