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7 languages – Derailing with Ruby on Rails 3

I was supposed to continue my 7 languages journey, but I didn’t get Io installed as fast as I had been hoping for. I’ve seen too many C compiler errors in my life that I felt slightly annoyed that the tool chain for Io compilation requires some effort and new tools have to be installed

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7 Languages – Ruby pt.3

I have now waded through the Ruby chapters and exercises of the 7lang7weeks -book. A sparkle has been lit I must say. Ruby does seem to be a very productive programming language, ideal for quick development, prototypes and for situations where time-to-market is essential. Just like Perl. Although I would not compare these two languages

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7 Languages – Ruby pt. 2

Ruby gives you lots of leeway. I’m almost tempted to say that there is more than one way to do it, but I would rather assume that it is a property of dynamically typed languages which have very flexible hash and array structures and multitude of built-in functionality to deal with them. Code blocks, that

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7 Languages – Ruby

Not long ago I bought Seven Languages in Seven Weeks from the Pragmatic Bookshelf (electronic, of course ;-) with the sole aim of learning new languages I can then exploit to produce code in myriad forms and shapes. I asked in Twitter for recommendations of books that a geeky developer like me should read and

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