Introductions and tips for various useful development tools & utilities.
Today's dish features a Rubygem that takes the tedium and guesswork out of performance benchmarking.
Today we'll learn how to answer our optimization questions with hard data.
Today's dish is about a little tool with an important job.
Today's dish is about a fun-but-useful easter egg in the Ruby standard library.
In today's episode, we'll examine how the availability of tools to aid refactoring can change how we write code.
In today's episode I cover a classic development technique that doesn't get enough press these days. Interactive, exploratory development was and is common in the Lisp world, and Ruby's dynamic …
When debugging a tricky problem, don't you sometimes wish you could just drop a line of debugging code right in the middle of a third-party gem? This episode shows how …
This episode looks at how to invoke Rake tasks from other programs.
In this, the final (for now) episode of the Rake miniseries, we take a look at how to speed up Rake runs by taking advantage of multiple cores.