A well-designed Domain Specific Language (DSL) can help you be more productive as a developer, thus making you, your team and your clients happier. In this post, I’ll guide you through the design and creation of a simple DSL to create EPUB files. We’ll start with a regular API and refactoring until we get to a DSL solution.
This post is about pretty code (with examples in Ruby), plus how to get nil out of the way and be more confident.
Does this code look familiar?
user && user.ask_for_email
If you are a developer, chances are very good that you know what Object-Oriented (OO) code is. You might have also heard about OO Design Patterns, things like single responsibilities, decoupled code, and my subject here: Dependency Injection (DI).
A few mappings to help boost your Vim workflow.
Rotate through different line numbering settings
Switch between absolute line numbers (normal), relative numbers (based on distance from your cursor) and no numbers at all using CTRL-n:
What must an Operating System do to satisfy web developers’ needs? This is a tricky question, as each person is a whole different world, so it’s impossible to have a single answer to satisfy every person.
Attending jQuerySF 2015:
This week I had the pleasure of attending jQuerySF 2015, held in San Francisco, CA.
Despite the name of the conference, the range of web-technology topics included far more than just jQuery.
[Authored by Ian]
I’ve probably written a hundred render_not_found methods in my life as a Rails dev. Usually they just render a static file under /public, and maybe, if I’m feeling nice, give an XML response. No more!