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Adventures in Programming

James is joined by long-time friend Joel Drapper to discuss the world of programming. We discuss Joel's journey to becoming a Ruby focussed developer, as well as the open-source work he's contributing to the Ruby community.
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Show Notes

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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Chapter Times

  1. 00:00:04: Introductions
  2. 00:03:12: Self Taught
  3. 00:15:00: Front-end vs backend
  4. 00:18:52: Learning Resources
  5. 00:26:14: Solving Problems
  6. 00:28:36: Open Source Software Libraries
  7. 00:51:02: Wrapping Up


Intro and outro theme: Ace of Clubs by RoccoW

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