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In this excerpt from Effective Ruby LiveLessons (Video Training), learn why you should consider using a default hash value in Ruby.

In Ruby, there are a number of ways to create anonymous pieces of code that we can move throughout our application. Proc is one such was to create an anonymous callable. However, in this excerpt from Effective Ruby LiveLessons (Video Training), learn why you should prefer lambda instead of proc.

In this excerpt from Effective Ruby LiveLessons (Video Training), learn about the === protocol built into Ruby, which is the universal match protocol for all objects in the Ruby system.

Michael Hartl

In this chapter from Ruby on Rails Tutorial: Learn Web Development with Rails, 3rd Edition, Michael Hartl develops a toy demo application to show off some of the power of Rails. The purpose is to get a high-level overview of Ruby on Rails programming (and web development in general) by rapidly generating an application using scaffold generators, which create a large amount of functionality automatically.

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John  Traenkenschuh

As 2015 winds down to a close, I reflect on what 2015 brought IT.

John  Traenkenschuh

New Mac OS X Means New Tricks...

John  Traenkenschuh

Wow, who abducted our Windows 10 assumptions and left this smooth running and easy-to-use Operating System in their place?

Brad Yale

A few months back I wrote a post titled "Why Open Source Matters: Musings from OSCON 2014". The post covered five reasons why Open Source matters. Those reasons were/are:


  1. Code, Glitches and Open Source Security
  2. Open Source Software
  3. GitHub
  4. The Stringent Control of Proprietary Software
  5. The Endless Ability to Test, Play and Alter

While those reasons still ring true, I want to use this space to center in on another topic speaking to why Open Source and OSS matters more than ever: project management and time constraints.

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