One of the main advantages of Ruby’s growing community, is the speed at which exciting news pops up. This post briefly covers must-read highlights for new developments in the Ruby and Rails communities throughout the past week. I’ll attempt to repeat a “This Week in Ruby” post approximately every week, so feel free to
Jay Fields has a nice post about the goodness of Enumerable#inject in Ruby. Like anyone who enjoys functional programming, I appreciate the concept behind inject and its possible usage. Your language may implement it with a method called inject, a function fold or reduce, but the concept is the same. I think that there
Django seems to have reached its tipping point, that critical mass which will enable its momentum to skyrocket. Getting here took a while though; partially because of a lack of hype and partially due to Rails’ very prominent presence in the market. Now this well deserving framework has finally begun to be widely adopted
Working with Python is nice. Just like Ruby, it usually doesn’t get in the way of my thought process and it comes “with batteries included”. Let’s consider the small task of printing a list of the N most frequent words within a given file: from string import punctuation from operator import itemgetter N =
Keen observers amongst my readers may have noticed that I’ve subtly renamed my blog. It used to be “Zen and the Art of Ruby Programming” and now it just reads “Zen and the Art of Programming”. Perhaps you also noticed that my Ruby logo has been replaced with a cuter one created for the
Rails has been a blessing and a curse for the Ruby community. It brought sudden popularity to the language with all the consequences, good and bad, that usually result from exponential growth. On one hand, it gave many developers the chance to appreciate the design of the Ruby language based on its own merit.