Good morning, and happy Sunday! Here are some things I found interesting in the past week.
- READ: this thoroughly enjoyable review of Perl 6 by Evan Miller. Even if you have no intention of ever using Perl 6, it’s a really fun post.
- LISTEN: To Betsy Haibel talking about software architecture as set design.
- READ: Zach Holman on writing isolated integration tests in the form of shell scripts.
- If you’re one of my Ruby on Rails-using readers, you might find this article on improving spec speed, by Leonardo Brito, useful.
Meanwhile, here’s what I’ve been up to…
- While in Nashville for Southeast Ruby, I sat down with Ben Orenstein to talk about the experience building RubyTapas, and the lessons-learned that led me to give a talk about avoiding the need to write code. Check it out at the Art of Product podcast!
- Speaking of Ben, he’s launching a new video course on refactoring in Rails apps. He didn’t ask me to shill for it, but he did give me a peek at the content, and it’s good stuff. If you’re a fan of Ben’s refactoring talks, you’ll dig it.
As always, thanks for joining me for BRUNCH. See you next week!