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Real-time data analytics could change sports forever

It was early in the 2015 NFC championship football game last Sunday when Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy was twice confronted with a tough …

NFL

Design Patterns in Ruby: Introduction

Hello everyone.<p>With this post I would like to start a serie of articles concerning the description of the most common design patterns and how these …

Build A Blog With Jekyll And GitHub Pages

Jekyll’s Simple Purpose<p>Tom Preston-Werner created Jekyll to enable people to blog using a simple static HTML website, with all of the content hosted …

Ruby Hashes

<i>Hashes</i> (sometimes known as associative arrays, maps, or dictionaries) are similar to arrays in that they are indexed collection of object references. …

Bang the gong, the game is on: What can Python people learn from Ruby? by Peter Lovett

Various ways to create structs

The first chapter of Understanding Computation does a whirlwind tour of Ruby programming - syntax, control structures, etc. One of the constructs the …

Infrastructure automation by example

This issue of Practicing Ruby was a collaboration with Mathias Lafeldt (@mlafeldt), an Infrastructure Developer living in Hamburg, Germany. If …

DevOps

Benefits of Writing a DSL in Ruby

Here at Gusto, we're all about abstracting away the complexities that come with compensation. Payroll has traditionally been a bureaucratic hornet's …

Income Tax

Blog home

Input/Output, generally referred to as I/O, is a term that covers the ways that a computer interacts with the world. Screens, keyboards, files, and …

JavaScript

Building Unix-style command line applications

Ruby is best known as a web development language, but in its early days it was mainly used on the command line. In this article, we’ll get back to …

A Guide to the Ruby CSV Library, Part I — SitePoint

Several weeks ago I needed to do something in Ruby that involved processing a large number of CSV files. I was happy to learn there was a good, …

The Shape at the Bottom of All Things

I've been teaching a fair amount, which means I've been revisiting my 'class problems' regularly. When I chose the problems, I thought that I …

Build Great APIS with Grape — SitePoint

APIs are needed for various reasons, such as by mobile apps to interact with backend CRUD operations. Creating maintainable APIs is not a simple …

Vim for Rubyist: 10 useful vim plugins for Ruby

In this post I want to show some useful Vim plugins, that are true productivity boosters for every Ruby programmer. You can install them by either …