Kent Beck: "Software design is an exercise in human relationships, but that we as technologists have many tools at our disposal to do a better job of maintaining our part of those relationships."

youtube.com/watch?v=BFFY9Zor6z

@consoleaccess I've been really impressed with dnsimple so far, and although I haven't actually used their API in anger, it looks great!

dnsimple.com/r/516e66f8370981 [link with referral code]

More fun with nix. I've written about modifying the existing GitHub Action workflow that builds my personal website to use cachix/install-nix-action and nix-shell.

jamesmead.org/blog/2020-08-07-

floehopper boosted

Hey folks,

The ruby.social domain name is up for renewal soon, and looking at the overall expenses of running this instance, we could _really_ use a few more supporters on Patreon to help cover costs.

If you can spare a couple of bucks, it'd be really helpful!

patreon.com/bePatron?u=1323763

Super special thanks to the current patrons: @sidekiq @shanecav @passthejoe @MikeG1 and super-supporter @honeybadger :honeybadger:

:ruby: 🎉

I've been playing with the nix package manager, mainly with the intention of using it to setup isolated development environments. I've written up how I used nix-shell to define a Ruby environment for building & serving my personal website locally...

jamesmead.org/blog/2020-07-26-

I've just realised my positively ancient blog RSS feed is still generated via FeedBurner.

feeds.jamesmead.org/floehopper

What's the best approach for providing a feed these days...?

Thanks in part to inspiration from people on fosstodon.org, I've done some work on indieweb-ifying my personal website.

jamesmead.org/blog/2020-06-27-

@delriousDenizen @doug I think either language is fine for new developers - just a matter of personal taste really. And when you've got the hang of using one, you'll find it very easy to use the other! Good luck!

Hi, everyone. I'm sorry I haven't got round to introducing myself sooner...

I'm a developer at a London-based worker cooperative, Go Free Range (gofreerange.com/).

I'm the original author of Mocha (mocha.jamesmead.org/), a popular open-source mocking framework for Ruby.

Are there any other Ruby developers on here?

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