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10 Years of Open Source
On June 4th, 2011 I released the first version of Virtus, a ruby gem that I extracted from the DataMapper project.
I remember how I felt about Open Source back then, and I have to tell you that my perspective has changed a lot.
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Lessons we learned using Redis with Rails in production at scale, and sharing a Ruby gem we created to help make it easier for others.
Using rswag and the appmap_swagger gem, I showed RailsConf attendees how to auto-generate Swagger files instead of manually writing them.
In this post I review the most popular Ruby installers (making it easier to install a Ruby) and Ruby switchers (to switch between different Rubies conveniently).
The primitive data types in the Ruby C API and how to use them.
Blast from the past
Note: The views are highly opinionated.
One reason programmers dislike meetings so much is that they're on a different type of schedule from other people. Meetings cost them more.
Beyond Ruby
For varying levels of seniority, from senior, to staff, and beyond.
Imagine the scene: Several people are discussing a problem that needs an urgent solution. Everyone is deep in thought, and one person proposes a solution. “We could…” and everyone listens intently. As soon as the person is done talking, or perhaps even before, somebody speaks up. “That won’t work!” he says. 
Repository of the week
A Ruby gem that helps you refactor your legacy code