November 2014

Let's Simplify Ruby

By Daniel Morrison

I want to make Ruby better by making it smaller. Who wants to help?

Teaching Your Database New Tricks

By Tim Bugai

Databases don’t come with complex field types like an image. That doesn’t mean we can’t store them in our database anyway.

String Interpolation: The Bad Parts

By Steve Richert

String interpolation in Ruby is great. It’s one of those niceties that I really miss whenever I venture into JavaScript land. But watch out! There are some lesser known “features” of Ruby’s string interpolation that can burn you… badly.

Wet Paint: Redesigning Dead Man’s Snitch

By Victor Sirotek

Wherein Victor offers reflections on redesigning the app to improve usability and aesthetics.