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  1. In Topic: Best/which Books?

    Posted 29 Jun 2014

    I'll put in a +1 for Confident Ruby, Practical Object Oriented Design in Ruby, and Metaprogramming Ruby. Though, personally, I'd stick Metaprogramming in the intermediate camp; it does a nice job of explaining the magic and once you've got a handle on the ruby object model lots of fun things fall into place.

    I'll add a couple:

    Ruby Science

    A good list of code smells, solutions, and principles.

    Rebuilding Rails

    Want to understand Rails "magic"? This book goes through the process of building a rails-like ruby micro-framework focusing on the magic bits. The actual Rails solutions are much more robust than the ones presented in the book, but this will make you familiar with their basic underlying concepts.
  2. In Topic: What are you reading and what is on your book stack to read?

    Posted 6 Feb 2013

    Right now I'm reading through Practical Object Oriented Design in Ruby, by Sandi Metz. It's been a great resource so far, an eye opening "I'm not sure what kind of code I was writing before, but this is object-oriented code." sort of experience. I may pick up Principles of Enterprise Application Architecture after I finish this.

    On the fun reading side, I've got Monster Hunter by Larry Correia, and David Weber's How Firm a Foundation. I started The Alloy of Law, by Brandon Sanderson but got busy and put it down, so I may start it up again from the beginning. I've also got my eye on some of Felix Gilman's works after reading The Rise of Ransom City.

    I'm somewhere in Godel, Escher, Bach, but that's thick reading so I've been taking it a chunk at a time.
  3. In Topic: Would you take this deal?

    Posted 5 Feb 2013

    View PostPython_4_President, on 04 February 2013 - 10:16 PM, said:

    Windows accepts forward-slash as a path separator. That and I'm lazy.
    Interesting.. Wonder why..

    HISTORY! It's a holdover from the early days of the operating system. DOS didn't originally support directories when they chose '/' as the switch character (which may or may not have come from IBM). So when they added directories they chose '\'. Not all of the DOS devs liked this, so they made the OS accept both.

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    Alex6788 Icon

    25 Jan 2011 - 01:31
    Hey 5thwall :)
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