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Episode #350 - March 5th, 2013

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This week we talk about a brand new Bundler, signed RubyGems, CoffeeScript source maps, Posgres Tips, code typos and learning programming as an apprentice.

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The Apprentice Programmer Jump to Story

Tobias Lütke, the founder and CEO of Shopify wrote a nice blog post about his learning experience as a programmer. He talks about dropping out of high school and starting his career as a programming apprentice in his homeland of Germany. Considering the current raging debate on whether programmers can be taught their craft inside of traditional schools it’s interesting to note how his hands-on experience learning software development from solving concrete problems inside of a company seems to make a lot more sense than spending years learning theoretical computer science in school. It’s not substantially different than the path of a career-changer- educated or trained in something else, but turning to programming by jumping in with both feet. It’s an approach that works well for a lot of people.

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July 25nd, 2014

Rails Rumble, Debug Anything and Speeding up Rails

July 22nd, 2014

Get your mind in the Gutter, agree that Programming is Not Math, be a RubyCritic, master Vim Plugins for Ruby, review 3 Ways to Create Classes in Ruby, and take a trip to RailsPacific.

July 18th, 2014

Take a peek into your app, think about accessibility, write polyglot web apps, learn Rails, say goodbye to 1.8.7 and 1.9.2 support