Good morning! I hope you're having a great weekend.
Before we get into the links, let me ask you something: would you like to plug your URL to the 2.5k (and growing) developers in the BRUNCH community?
I'm NOT looking for sponsorship. BRUNCH is already effectively “sponsored” by RubyTapas and my other projects.
Instead, I want to do something a little more fun and personal. That's why I want you to submit your food photos (the brunch-ier the better!) to be used as BRUNCH title graphics. If I pick your photo, I'll include a by-line with a link to a project/product/company/etc. that you'd like more people to know about.
With that out of the way, here's what caught my eye over the past week:
- READ: Jessica Kerr on what is a practical unit of software reuse.
- WATCH: Aaron Patterson demonstrate his Ruby & Rails performance optimization techniques.
- READ: Bob Martin on when code comments are unavoidable.
- BOOKMARK: A handy HTML5 reference.
- PONDER: 14 mistakes developers have to learn about by making them.
I've been busy as always this week.
- I often encounter confusion from new and even experienced Ruby programmers about when and how to use Ruby ‘ @@' class variables. Coders are surprised when senior developers and coding standards advocate against their use. On RubyTapas, I've published a comprehensive explanation of how class variables behave, and why they may not work the way you expect (or want).
- I've been working with Rails testing expert Noel Rappin to create a completely FREE email course on how to write faster, more reliable, higher-value tests.
Have a great week!