Forbes interview about REMOTE: Not Required
We talk about the benefits of remote work for employees and employers as well as the desperate measures taken byand Best Buy.
There are so many programming books out there, but most focus on specific technologies and their half-life is incredibly short. Others focus on process or culture. Very few focus on the timeless principles of writing good code, period. The following five books had the biggest influence on my programming style and development:
Smalltalk Best : Incredibly practical advice for what constitutes good Patterns code. It's done in , but the principles are mostly …
…Ruby on Rails and a partner at 37signals. David and Ben discuss David's normal day, his working relationship with Jason Fried, how their blog, Signal vs. Noise, is important to the company, how he got into programming, where he draws his inspiration from, some good books he's read and how he learns today, how he overcomes fear and why he takes risks, how he got into racing, why he enjoys it, what he learns from it, and how feedback loops and goal posts help you learn, inspire …
…for and rspec-rails respectively. Thanks for all your hard work, David.
Upgrading to 4: A Forthcoming Book (in Beta)
Andy Lindeman of the RSpec core team is working on a new book designed to bring you up to speed with Rails 4. It's in beta so you can support him now, if you like.
Andrei Lisnic demonstrates a few compile time 'tricks' you can use to make your MRI Ruby 1.9.3 faster. …
Andy Lindeman is taking over as lead maintainer of the rspec-rails gem.
Myron Marston is RSpec's new project lead
Myron Marston has been contributing to RSpec since the ramp up to the 2.0 release in 2010, and joined the core team in early 2011. In addition to solid contributions to the code base, Myron has …
According to David, success:
should be measured by longevity, sustainability, and consistency
should NOT be measured by financial gain, hourly rate, or utilization
should produce a sense of satisfaction, belonging, and purpose
He then introduced us to the freelancer:
wears many hats
obsessed with efficiency
moves on quickly
pros: freedom of choice, what equipment and technologies to use, what to charge
cons: finding work, negotiating contracts, invoicing, …
rspec-2.12 is a minor release (per SemVer ), which includes numerous enhancements and bug fixes. It is fully backward compatible with previous rspec-2 releases and is a recommended upgrade for all users.
Thanks to all who contributed. Special thanks toand Lindeman for their personal contributions to the code as well as a great job shepherding pull requests from several new contributors.
UPDATE: If you're an rspec/rails/capybara user, be sure to read …
…Bulletproof Networks and also on the Amazon cloud. "We're a nonprofit," adds David, "so any cost ratios are extremely important to us. We work closely with technology partners who believe in what we're doing, and who help us operate as efficiently as possible, often at reduced rates."
Partnering for a Purpose
— David Crow (@ davidcrow) October 29, 2012
The @ bfeld he's referring to is none other than , managing director of Foundry Group , cofounder of TechStars , investor, entrepreneur and author. He's scheduled to come to tomorrow (Tuesday, October 30th) to talk at a StartupNorth event about building a local startup community:
In spite of, he's still showing up. Word has it that he's …