I met Jim at several conferences, indeed in 2008 I think we did three of the same conferences in a row. It was like we were travel neighbors. I think I first met him at a Pragmatic workshop where he taught me and a room full of other programmers how to do TDD. He was warm, generous, and positive, and a great example of the old-school Ruby attitude. He will definitely be missed.
I was reading The Pragmatic Programmer this morning, and it got me to thinking about .
Consider the following "function" for creating a piña colada:
Open piña colada mix
Put mix in blender
Measure 1/2 cup white rum
Pour in rum
Add 2 cups of ice
Liquefy for 2 minutes
Get pink umbrellas
It's very easy to understand and very linear.
Now consider the following diagram that conveys which parts can be done concurrently:
I started reading Programming Elixir by , the same guy who wrote " Programming Ruby" and who co-authored "The Pragmatic ". So far, I'm really enjoying it!
Here's a quote from p. 24 that I think is particularly compelling:
This is a book about thinking differently; about accepting that some of the things that folks say about programming may not be the full story.
Object-Orientation is not the only way to design code.
need not be complex or mathematical.
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…Don't Repeat Yourself (DRY) principle in "The Pragmatic " book. It states that: Every piece of knowledge must have a single, unambiguous, authoritative representation within a system. DRY principle is not about typing, but it is about not duplicating concepts and isolating change. If you have to change something in more than one place, then it's not DRY.as
entities (classes, modules, …
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…practice that have come to the fore in recent years. You could say that Adam reading The Pragmatic which happens tomorrow . And one of the reasons we share the talks freely online for those who cannot make it. Waza is all about technique, about personal improvement for developers, about, as the subtitle of The Pragmatic Programmer says, the journey from journeyman to master.back in 2000 is one of the reasons we invite developers to come together for ,
Programming - The Pragmatic guys have updated the standard book on the subject too. 1.9 & 2.0
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A - Some thoughts about where the Future might go from here.
Ruby 1.9.3-p392 is released - And yeah, to stay secure you should upgrade.
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