23 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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On The Majestic Sea Creature 3 years ago.
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Both RBP and the Ruby Mendicant project that brought us Prawn were tremendous successes in the sense that they filled big gaps that needed filling. But somehow, they left me feeling unsatisfied. In a case of the grass being always greener on the other side, soon after I completed these projects, I turned back to consulting with a renewed sense of energy, and in the course of a year with Brad's help made huge positive changes to the way we do things at Madriska, and built up a set …

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By Gregory Brown of Practicing Ruby almost 4 years ago.
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…tweeting, so most of my content will be posted to my new posterous blog rather than here at RBP blog. Also, I am moving my twitter account over to @ seacreature exclusively, rather than using @ rubypractices. While this isn't quite an announcement of ending the RBP Blog project, it's a step in that direction. Thanks so much for your attention and feedback over the last year or so. Hope to see you on the other side!

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By Gregory Brown of Practicing Ruby 4 years ago.
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Ruby and general coding skills, along with detailed tutorials written in the style of RBP explaining possible solutions to the problems. The exercises will be free and open to everyone, the solutions we'll be selling as nicely typeset, professionally edited, DRM -free PDF download

I am pleased to announce that this service did indeed launch yesterday, and that you can give it a try by heading over to rubyproblems.com now. If you need a bit more information, consider …

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By Peter Cooper of Ruby Inside 4 years ago.
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…above concerns are covered in the post with all the quality and detail you should expect from the RBP blog by now. This post in particular should prove interesting to most Ruby developers who feel happy digging deep (no, this isn't an article for beginners!).

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By Peter Cooper of Ruby Inside 4 years ago.
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…comment and offer any advice or insights you might have on the relevant posts on the RBP blog .. he also suggests that if you really like it, you should buy a copy of the book somehow, if only to convince O'Reilly that this publishing model is a "Good Thing." Gregory claims that the book hasn't even made its advance back yet (how!?), which makes this gesture all the better.

To buy a copy, head over to O'Reilly for e-book and print copies or …

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By Gregory Brown of Practicing Ruby 4 years ago.
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…soon mark a new beginning, this figuratively and literally marks the last chapter in the history of RBP being "my book". It's yours now, do what you want with it. If you have interesting ideas that you want to run by me, I'd be happy to help however I can. Otherwise, enjoy and have fun!

But I finished the RBP book and I want more! What should I do?

Okay, you got me. I've been trying to take the "spirit" of RBP and apply it to two new projects, …

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By Gregory Brown of Practicing Ruby 4 years ago.
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How To Read RBP

Readers are encouraged to fight RBP as they read it , rather than just soaking up the information. Although I claim this book is about "Best Practices", the only reason that is true is that it's a result of countless conversations with folks who are deep in the Ruby trenches getting stuff done. The only way for RBP to remain current and relevant is to continue these discussions, using its content as a jumping off point for fresh ideas.

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By Gregory Brown of Practicing Ruby 4 years ago.
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How To Read RBP

Readers are encouraged to fight RBP as they read it , rather than just soaking up the information. Although I claim this book is about "Best Practices", the only reason that is true is that it's a result of countless conversations with folks who are deep in the Ruby trenches getting stuff done. The only way for RBP to remain current and relevant is to continue these discussions, using its content as a jumping off point for fresh ideas.

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By Gregory Brown of Practicing Ruby 4 years ago.
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…book will benefit as a result of it.

I am very serious about the idea that "Best Practices" really don't have much value in a vacuum. I'm certain that the benefits that my book can offer its readers are maximized in open conversation. This is why I made sure to build an eventual open content licensing into RBP's contract, and why I'm releasing free chapters now.

RBP is useless without you, so please, participate.

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By Gregory Brown of Practicing Ruby 4 years ago.
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…on the content you've seen on this blog. But now, everyone is going to get a chance to read RBP the way its meant to be read: as a conversation.

If you missed last week's post , which introduces chapter 1, you'll want to check that out. There was some great discussion among readers that add a lot to what I had to say in the book. I expect we'll see the same thing happen this time around.

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This week, I'm releasing two chapters, Designing …

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