How to Get Started with Ruby on Rails

When I work with folks new to Ruby and Rails I am often asked how to get started. While there is a plethora of resources if you “just Google it” one of the things that my friend Henry pointed out to me is there is a lot of noise when it comes to coding content. Many folks new to coding flood the market with low quality content that hides the good stuff. So here are my recommendations.

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Weekend Links

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Elon’s Big Gamble

Yesterday a large number of twitter employees, potentially a majority of the engineering staff, resigned. As far as most people are aware, a skeleton crew remains keeping the website alive. The question to many seems to be not if but when the site is going to collapse like a Jenga tower.

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RubyConf Mini Day 3

I am on the train to Boston from Providence and glad I spent the past few days at RubyConf Mini. Today we learned about peephole optimizations in compilers, functional programming in Ruby, and class macros. While I did not fully grok all the technical presentations, I enjoyed seeing aspects of Ruby that I have not explored.

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RubyConf Mini Day 2

Day two of RubyConf Mini was action packed. Nadia Odunayo hit a home run with her morning keynote. As the founder and sole developer of Storygraph she shared a Ruby mystery with the crowd. A fitting genre to be delivered with a British accent.

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