Paraje natural de los lances

Review: Effective Testing with RSpec 3

At work, we recently went through the exercise of restructuring our test suite to improve performance. While at it, we decided to put in the effort and rewrite our more wilder tests to better express intent, and increase our level of confidence in their efficacy.

Read More

Share Comments
Focused

JRuby; The Eloquent Liaison

Java, Ruby and many other widely used programming languages all have —at least, the following two things in common —substantial bad press, and prophecies of doom. Yet their adoption and use does not plummet. Some of you might find this paradox baffling, why do we continue to use something that is unsuitable? The answer is truly quite simple —Human Subjectivity, and it’s been known to keep suitable and unsuitable things in use as-well as toss suitable and unsuitable things out.

Read More

Share Comments
Tianshan Mountains, Kyrgyzstan

Taming Compulsion

Let’s assume for a moment, that in the near future we’ve dramatically improved the way in which information is filtered and categorized. So much so, that upon accessing our content streams we’re greeted by only relevant, curated and high quality material —selected by a highly accurate algorithm, which perfectly understands the fine balance of our evolving and dynamic interests, and the impact of current trends. All signal, no noise.

Read More

Share Comments
Freude - Joy

Why Ruby Matters

Our dependence on technology is not a modern development, innovation has always been one of the ways we’ve expressed our abilities of higher cognition. Whether looking at elementary hunting tools, the complex mechanics of the Antikythera or any of our modern technological advancements —it becomes clear that as humans we’re willing to apply an extensive amount of energy into adapting our environment to better suit our desiderata.

Read More

Share Comments
BENNU’S JOURNEY - Heavy Bombardment

To the Neophyte Coder; Plotting a course

I recall standing near a workbench, looking up at a wall covered in strange yet interesting looking tools. Some were sharp with inviting handles —which I instinctively knew were designed for endless hours of entertainment, and others were such alien compositions of shapes, buttons, knobs and dials that I immediately expedited them to the top of my list-of-purposes in life.

Read More

Share Comments