When we think of programming, we may tend to think of Matrix-esque nerds sat in front of green-on-black screens absorbed in code that makes less sense than a chocolate teapot, or we may think of super-star game developers bashing out the latest GTA or similar.
The reality is that programming is very much a problem solving exercise, and languages like Ruby provide a set of tools for how to map out logic and present results to the average computer user.
Our guest this week is a long-time friend of the show, Joel Drapper, who has recently been working on some powerful new open-source Ruby libraries that can help developers speed up their work and save a lot of confusion. Joel also tells us a bit about his own journey to becoming a programmer, and points to some great resources for those who are interested to get started themselves.
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- Joel Drapper: Mastodon / Naming Things / GitHub
- Rooftop Ruby – Joel and Colin’s Ruby podcast.
- Practical Object-Oriented Design, An Agile Primer Using Ruby – A starting guide to Ruby.
- Grokking Algorithms – An illustrated guide to understanding how algorithms work.
- Treehouse – A great online resource for learning Ruby and other tech stuff.
- 00:00:04: Introductions
- 00:03:12: Self Taught
- 00:15:00: Front-end vs backend
- 00:18:52: Learning Resources
- 00:26:14: Solving Problems
- 00:28:36: Open Source Software Libraries
- 00:51:02: Wrapping Up
Intro and outro theme: Ace of Clubs by RoccoW