Practical Object Oriented Design in Ruby (POODR) Review

Practical Object Oriented Design in Ruby (POODR) is one of the most well-known and iconic books in the Ruby library. While the book uses Ruby in all of its examples. The core concepts of object-oriented design are beautifully explained and are applicable to all object-oriented languages. It’s very different from …

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Grounded Rubyist review

The Grounded Rubyist (second edition) is one of the first ruby books I read from cover to cover. This review is long overdue from last year but I wanted to review some of the books that I have read over the last year. This one in particular, is a great …

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Founderdating review

Founderdating. Despite how it sounds, it’s not a dating website. Founderdating is a website looking to bring together cofounders from both the business side and the technical side. I first came across this site last year when I returned to Vancouver. I intended to use it for networking, but instead I only found headaches. …

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Months in review

It’s been many months since I’ve had a “month in review” post. In the beginning I found it useful to give myself some direction each month, but the last six months have felt more focused on different obstacles that have naturally presented themselves. I wanted to take a few moments …

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October in review

Overall, I am fairly happy with how October progressed. It has laid the foundation for the next month which is all about working towards the alpha release of Absolut. The project will release on heyletschill.com (not yet active) which is the more appropriate “pilot name” for it. The general gist …

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September in review

September was a pretty good month. The traction I gained at the end of the August gave me a better direction to move ahead. I haven’t had as much time to write but I felt like I needed to do a mind dump for this month’s review. These past few …

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Review: MacBook Air for coding

So you want to buy a Mac eh? As a person who has grown up on the PC and in the Windows environment, this was an irregular move. For the first time in my life, I purchased a computer purely for work purposes (also irregular). Of course I do use …

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August in review

It’s been a fun month. The first few weeks, I was looking at options and just trying to feel like I was mentally in Vancouver again. The last two weeks of August has been a series of unexpected events. It first started with my Rails study group that received a …

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July in review

I actually don’t have anything to review! Yeah, I really didn’t do much work last month. Looking forward to August, it’s going to be a month crammed with heavy RoR study. I will also be looking at meeting with RoR developers and talking to my friend about a UI mockup. …

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June in review

Work wise. June sucked. Minimal progress was made on all fronts. I have been pecking away at my app planning and just little bits of other things (study+website work) but it has really not felt like a productive month. My mind is distracted between enjoying my last bit of time …

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