Mastering your development environment: Part 2

In my first post, I covered the essentials of my development environment. It was mostly a laundry list of my essential tools and a bit of what my personal setup looks like. Of course, it takes more than a pile of tools to master your workflow. Mastery of your tools …

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Mastering your development environment: Part 1

Ah, the development environment, the starting point for all your development work. The development workflow is essential for your productivity and differs so immensely from person to person. Everyone has an opinion but not everyone enjoys fine tuning their work environment as much as I do. I remember when I …

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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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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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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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First weeks back: Progress and hangups

The first week and a half back wasn’t all too eventful. I spent much of my time taking care of stuff on my to do list. Now with that mostly out of the way, I’ve been able to focus my attention to address the question: how am I going to …

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