Tossing Out IRB for Pry

Tossing Out IRB for Pry

This week I spent some time learning how to use Pry. For those of you who haven’t tried this wonderful alternative to IRB, spend two hours with it. You’ll never go back. I won’t be hitting on all the features…

Wisdom From Eloquent Ruby: From Oh? to Oh Yeah!, Part 3

Wisdom From Eloquent Ruby: From Oh? to Oh Yeah!, Part 3

Metaprogramming. Wait! Don’t go. As a newbie rubyist (a nubyist?), up until about a month ago that word would have inspired me to unceremoniously click the Instapaper button, where the article would then languish in digital limbo for a small…

Wisdom from Eloquent Ruby: From Oh? to Oh Yeah!, Part 2

Wisdom from Eloquent Ruby: From Oh? to Oh Yeah!, Part 2

In Part 1 in this series of posts, I showed you my highlights and notes from Chapters 1 – 9 in RussĀ Olsen’s fantastic book Eloquent Ruby. This week I’ll be posting them from Chapters 10 – 19. This post will…

Wisdom from Eloquent Ruby: From Oh? to Oh Yeah!, Part 1

Wisdom from Eloquent Ruby: From Oh? to Oh Yeah!, Part 1

I started my Hawaiian vacation off this week with the stellar book Eloquent Ruby by RussĀ Olsen. I’ve read a few Ruby books and they usually take one of two forms: They are tutorial type books that show you how to…