Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
As a follow-up to the question posed at the end of this post, I've been working my way through the PDF version of Agile Web Development with Rails, Third Edition by Sam Ruby, Dave Thomas, David Heinemeier Hansson, et. al. and I think it is the best introduction to Rails out there. The book is currently in beta and is not available as a paper book yet.
The contents cover
- Getting Started (Installation)
- Building an Application
- The Rails Framework (Active Record, Action Controller, Action View, etc.)
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Tuesday, May 13, 2008
SocialDevCamp East is the Unconference for Thought Leaders of the Future Social Web
Where is the social web going? It's going mobile, to geocentric services, and to open platforms. A community of like minded developers, social media gurus, CEOs and thought leaders from DC to Boston came together to discuss the future of the social web. Check out the link above to see the participants and topics.
Thanks to all the wonderful sponsors, volunteers and participants that made it so awesome.
I can't wait for the next camp in the fall.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
- It has a very strong object model.
- It has good support for unit testing.
- Syntax is simple.
- There is a decent developer community to support and champion it.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
As they point out, the book is not available yet. But you can comment on the chapters as they are being written. What I like so far is it seems to blend the pragmatic examples of the earlier Dave Thomas book with the principles presented in McBreen's book. It appears that the book is very early in development (for example Chapter 1 references what you learned in Chapter 3) and maybe has some reorganization down the line. But the ideas are worth considering for any software craftsman and I am eager to see what the final product is.
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
Thursday, July 13, 2006
Friday, May 05, 2006
I recently attended a XPWDC meeting in which Practices of an Agile Developer: Working in the Real World (Pragmatic Programmers) was discussed. It looks like an interesting follow-up to the Pragmatic Programmer series. If you have read it please leave a comment. I believe The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master and Software Craftsmanship: The New Imperative are both wonderful books and will be reading the Practices of an Agile Developer ASAP.