It’s Christmas night, the air is cool and the stars are unseen through the heavy cloud. Children have left tablet and a nip of whisky out for Santa, and carrots out for the reindeer. One of the children wakes up! Rushing out of bed, she heads to the living room, curious to see... (read more)
Rescuing specific exceptions excessively can cause problems, but if you’ve ever had need to rescue within a
do/end block, you might have found yourself using wordy syntax. Ruby 2.5 has a solution for you.
yield_self is coming to Ruby 2.5. What is this long requested feature, and how does it work?
Let’s talk a wee bit about Ruby 2.5. This starts a week of looking at upcoming features in the language. (read more)
We like to keep our product teams small. A mixture of designers, engineers and product people working together to add new features and make improvements to different areas of the app. To help keep each team together, we operate with a morning stand up each day, which is designed to help keep everyone up to date. I’m not going to try to sell you on stand ups - if you haven’t heard of them, or are having difficulty in finding them useful, Jason Yip’s classic paper is a great place to start. Instead, I’d like to write about operating stand ups across multiple timezones. (read more)