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Code Quality Challenge
Over the last few days, I followed the Code Quality Challenge proposed by Ben Orenstein: a series of daily tasks to improve code quality. Through this post I’ll share all I’ve learned.

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There have been many attempts at implementing a JIT for CRuby, the reference implementation of Ruby. None have been merged, until now.

On one of my favorite parts of Ruby and the difference between a knife, an axe and a scalpel.


Since Rails 2.1.0, Rails provides a helper method delegate as a shorthand to create simple delegation methods

Why and when should you use Single Table Inheritance

Beyond Ruby
Managers like it because it ‘gets things down on paper’, ‘improves reachability’, ‘gets questions answered quickly’. My argument is that it destroys teams’ ability to think, plan & get complex work out the door

I live in Montreal. 4 years ago, I decided to take a job working remotely for a company based in San Francisco. At the time, I was worried that it wouldn’t work out – I’d never worked remotely before, so it was a pretty big unknown for me

Blast from the past
A critique of the emerging advice to encapsulate business domain actions in “Service Objects”.

Gem of the week
Automated API documentation from Rspec

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