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- I was nodding along to all of this post from Fatih Arslan on his relationship with social media. I should really do the 30 day social media break too.
- This post from Ryan Bigg is something I've got a lot of experience in as we used this approach at a previous job. It was definitely really nice to be able to re-use schemas, and we also had some custom types that would, for example, trim strings to get rid of whitespace at the beginning and end.
- Kasper has some
great advice on contributing to Rails (or any other open source software for that matter) that I think is spot on.
"...dive into Rails with the goal of learning. If a contribution eventually results from it, great, but what’s more important is that community members are leveling up from delving into Rails."
- Fred Brooks died on the 17th. He's best known for his book, The Mythical Man Month which has been on my to-buy list forever. The news prompted me to finally pick up a copy, so hopefully I'll be able to get to read it soon!
- The Rails Foundation was announced on Monday. Despite the expected complaints from the usual naysayers, I'm
really positive on the idea behind it and am excited to see what comes out of it!
It's particularly interesting in how it is a corporate backed foundation as opposed to Ruby Central that is more community driven.