Make Everything The Same

As part of my local ruby meetup (#westendruby), I've been dabbling in katas and quizzes.  Having worked several, I can't help but notice that my solutions are sometimes radically different from the others.


Posted on June 9, 2016 .

The Wrong Abstraction

I've been thinking about the consequences of the "wrong abstraction."  My RailsConf 2014 "all the little things" talk included a section where I asserted:

> duplication is far cheaper than the wrong abstraction

And in the summary, I went on to advise:

> prefer duplication over the wrong abstraction

This small section of a much bigger talk invoked a surprisingly strong reaction. A few folks suggested that I had lost my mind, but many more expressed sentiments along the lines of 

Posted on January 20, 2016 .

POODNYC 2015 Scholarships have been awarded

Scholarships for the Oct 19-21 Practical Object-Oriented Design Course (POODNYC) in New York City have been awarded!  Winners are listed below, but before I introduce them I'd like to give an overview of the applicant pool and selection process.

Posted on August 26, 2015 .