Utility Belt

Utility Belt is a grab-bag of IRB extensions to make your Ruby REPLing easier. It’s worth the install just for the edit command, which allows you to shell out to…

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Virtuous Language Design

Eric.weblog() reminded me of an excellent interview with Anders Hejlsberg on generics in C#, Java, and C++. Anders is the kind of person you want in charge of designing a…

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jQuery

I played around with jQuery a little over the weekend. I’m fairly impressed. The obvious comparison is with Prototype, but I can’t really make that comparison because almost all the…

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Pimp My Library

Via Exploring Beautiful Languages: the Pimp My Library pattern. Observations: “Pimp My Library” is way cooler than “Decorator” or “Wrap Class”. I really want to spend some quality time with…

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