Last Saturday, the Global Day of Code Retreat—Toronto Edition happened; #gdcr16.
- today is about practicing your craft, design
- today is not about delivering
- Conway's Game of Life
- base rules
- Any live cell with fewer than two live neighbours dies, as if caused by underpopulation.
- Any live cell with more than three live neighbours . . .
- base rules
JEG2's take on coding interviews, and how to pass them
At RailsConf earlier this year, James Edward Gray II talked about coding interviews, and how to pass them:
If you apply for a programming job, you may be asked to complete a take home code challenge, "pair program" with another developer, and/or sketch out some code on a whiteboard. A lot has been said of the validity and fairness . . .
From the Fixture level
Our hypothetical Rails app: the Foo Club
Let's imagine that Foo Club wants you to build an application to display events. These events are of two types—public and private:
- Public events are visible to anyone visiting our application.
Say someone prospecting, to determine if the Club is a right fit.
- Private events are only visible . . .
The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
All work and no play makes Marius a dull boy
This is one comes somewhat complementary to the other articles that are mostly focused on either technical subjects or around team/company culture or craftsmanship.
So much more complementary as life tends so much more than work, than passions, than what you live, than what lives you…
And there was . . .
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SimpleCov: how to add it to your tool belt and (the 5) why(s)
Why am I reading this?
Popular software development culture advises us that 100% test coverage of our code is no reason for pride. It's not even a goal to be pursued on high priority. Either taught by our experience already, or we've overheard at least an elder (developer) say say it before: having test that provide complete code . . .
for it will shape you
Michael Hartl mentions in his Rails Tutorial that Rails comes equipped with three environments:
Then an aside shows how to run a console, a server and a rake task in an environment different from the implicit
development because, as he confesses
I find it confusing that the console, server, and migrate . . .
Posted in: rails
learning about ease at work from Kent Beck
Stumbled tonight on Kent Beck's keynote from RailsConf 2015 on the streetcar, on my way back from work, after a few weeks that have been less comfortable. A few weeks when the feeling that there is a massive "oportunity for improvement" was just starring me in the face, but I was too focused on that one thing I was doing to be . . .