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Episode #104 - August 20, 2010

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We quickly mention a bunch of results of WhyDay, including releases of Shoes, Hackety Hack, Camping, Kext, and code golf in Ruby, as well as our standard fare of interesting projects like Rid, MongoMatic, a blog post on writing your own daemons in Ruby, an IRC bot framework, Swimlanes (a git visualization tool from Jim Weirich), and of course, the Ruby 1.9.2 release.

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  • NewRelic RPM
  • Whyday
  • Poignant Guide
  • Shoes 3
  • Camping 2.1
  • Hackety Hack 1.0-pre
  • Kaxxt
  • Code Golf
  • RID
  • MongoMatic
  • Skinnky Daemons
  • Cinch
  • Swimlanes
  • Ruby 1.9.2
  • Ruby5

Code Golf Jump to Story

Code Golf is a time honored tradition of taking simple software problems and torturing their solutions into code tightened to the point of obfuscation... the fewer characters, the better your score.

Ruby metaprogramming gives us some interesting tools for playing the game, and Ruby 1.9 has an interpreter that gives us a leg up, allowing us to shorten method calls to the shortest name that uniquely identifies them. This blog post goes into the technique.

Why is this useful? Learning these techniques teach you the corners of the language that can turn you into a Ruby Maestro.

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