19 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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Practicing Ruby

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By Peter Cooper of Ruby Inside 9 months ago.
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Highlights include: PeepCode acquired by Pluralsight, Practicing Ruby archives made public, Rails 3.2.14, and an interesting interview with Matz.

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The First Four Volumes of Practicing Ruby, Now Available Online

Practicing Ruby is a high quality, paid Ruby journal run by Gregory Brown, but he's made archives of over 60 articles available to the public. There's a ton of stuff to enjoy here.

PeepCode Acquired by Pluralsight

Ruby and …

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By Peter Cooper of Ruby Inside almost 2 years ago.
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Gregory Brown promised to keep releasing content from his Practicing Ruby journal and has now released 15 articles at once! Tricky to write this one up but Gregory's work is always a pleasure to read and you are bound to find some useful Ruby reading in here.

On Railcar: An Isolated Rails Environment

After seeing Yehuda Katz's Kickstarter for Rails.app (covered last week) Jeremy McAnally set to work on a similar project called Railcar. Here's the what, …

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By Gregory Brown of Practicing Ruby 2 years ago.
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Practicing Ruby is a subscriber-supported service, and is literally how I pay my bills. If you like these articles and want to help make sure I can keep writing more of them, please become a subscriber . There is lots of content available to members that has not been publicly released yet, and I'm adding more articles regularly.

PS: Anyone who can't pay the full $ 8/month fee for ANY reason is welcome to contact gregory.t.brown@gmail.com for a free account.

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By Gregory Brown of Practicing Ruby over 2 years ago.
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…curious if ‘that guy' is out there, silently thinking to himself "Well... actually" after seeing my somewhat liberal interpretation of these classic patterns. Please leave a comment letting me know what you think!

NOTE (2011-12-27): If you want to keep receiving great content like this on a regular basis, please sign up for the Practicing Ruby Journal . It is like the original Practicing Ruby newsletter but much more polished.

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On The Majestic Sea Creature over 2 years ago.
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Practicing Ruby

The second part of the Thoughts on Mocking article has been posted to the RBP Blog. As I mentioned in previous progress reports, I've also been working hard on Practicing Ruby: Volume 2 . I now have a total of three unpublished articles in the backlog: one on closures, one on code loading, and one on how to make progress on sticky problems. All three of these articles have been sent to the Mendicant supporters, as a way of saying thanks for …

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On The Majestic Sea Creature over 2 years ago.
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Practicing Ruby

Last week I mentioned that I have decided for a number of reasons to start my paid newsletter Practicing Ruby back up. Within the next few weeks, folks will be able to Practicing Ruby volume 2, which will be a weekly newsletter sold for $ 8/month. But for now, I am working on getting all the volume 1 articles released under a Creative Commons license to the RBP blog . Six articles have been released since the last progress report, which means there are now 19 …

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By Assaf of Labnotes over 2 years ago.
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Hackers, recognized. Practicing Ruby takes a look at interesting Ruby hackers, part I and part II .

Hackers, analyzed. Wonderful look at malware reverse engineering, in How Digital Detectives Deciphered Stuxnet, the Most Menacing Malware in History

Speed matters. How Ethernet Went From 3 Mbps to 100 Gbps ... and Beyond .

Ballsy. Bash on Balls .

Practice. @ KentBeck: "create a low-fi prototype at the first responsible …

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By Gregory Brown of Practicing Ruby over 2 years ago.
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…are clearly lots of different ways to abstract object creation, there are even more ways to create interesting compositions of object clusters. In the next article we'll explore that topic by looking at the structural design patterns.

NOTE : If you want to keep receiving great content like this on a regular basis, please sign up for the Practicing Ruby Journal . It is like the original Practicing Ruby newsletter but much more polished.

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By Gregory Brown of Practicing Ruby over 2 years ago.
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…deeper than this, you'll find that similar to my work on Mendicant University, the Practicing Ruby journal is an experiment in social responsibility for me. In particular, I've committed to do a few things that I think ought to make paying subscribers feel good for supporting this project:

I offer the Practicing Ruby service freely for anyone who cannot afford to pay for it for any reason. All it takes is to email gregory.t.brown@gmail.com and let me know you need a free account. …

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By Gregory Brown of Practicing Ruby over 2 years ago.
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…my all content to eventually become free, I decided to gradually release the 26 articles from the Practicing Ruby newsletter here on this blog. Once I did that, I came to realize that it wasn't just those folks who were dedicated enough to pay for my material that appreciate the work I put into these articles, but the broader Ruby community as well. This filled me with pangs of regret, which gradually wore me down.

In July 2011 out of pure curiousity, I sent an email to the former Practicing Ruby

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