Interactive reading. Here’s a different way to read Ruby Best Practices. One chapter at a time, with a chance to discuss and comment on it:
If you’re reading this blog, you probably know that the Ruby Best Practices book exists. Even if you haven’t read it, you might have a sense for the sort of topics we cover based on the content you’ve seen on this blog. But now, everyone is going to get a chance to read RBP the way its meant to be read: as a conversation.
Chapter 4 is just out, so go give it a try.
X 2.0. The 10 golden principles of successful Web App (note: slides locked behind Flash doors).
The reason that self-promotion works and self-adulation doesn’t is because self-promotion is the art of spreading ideas, concepts, and a greater vision. Self-adulation is just the promotion of accomplishments, deeds that have already been done.
HJKL. Vimium is a Chrome extension that provides keyboard shortcuts for navigation and control in the spirit of Vim.
Space Invaders Enterprise Edition. Just like the coin operated machines, and only 9MB of dependencies:
The magic of Space Invaders Enterprise Edition is actually under the hood. I’ve separated out the game logic from the Java source into a file parsed by a rules engine. This means we can easily view the game design, without it getting muddled with too much implementation code.