014 RR - Queues and Background Processing

Ruby Rogues Picks - Episode 14: August 7th, 2011

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    If you gaze into nil, nil gazes also into you

    Every developer runs into the dreaded nil object error: NoMethodError in Ruby, AttributeError in Python, and NullPointerException in Java. These errors are one of the largest sources of bugs. Even most static languages allow nil objects to silently pass as any type of object, and it's just as easy in Ruby to let a nil object slip into seemingly well-factored code.

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    Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions

    Apple's former chief evangelist leads businessfolk down the path to enchantment. The entrepreneur's entrepreneur is back with his 10th book, this time tackling the tricky art of influence and persuasion. Kawasaki (Reality Check: The Irreverent Guide to Outsmarting, Outmanaging and Outmarketing Your Competition, 2011, etc.)

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    Code for America | A New Kind of Public Service

    Helping governments work better for everyone with the people and the power of the web.

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    Ruby Programming Language

    A dynamic, open source programming language with a focus on simplicity and productivity. It has an elegant syntax that is natural to read and easy to write.

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    Ask A Ninja

    Home Of The Deadliest Ninja on the Webernet

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    The Philosophy Gym: 25 Short Adventures in Thinking

    British philosopher and editor Law explores 25 of life's Big Questions in a sprightly volume designed to be a "course in thinking philosophically." Categorizing each philosophical "adventure" as Warm-up, Moderate or More Challenging, he addresses queries both grand and eternal ("Does God Exist?" and "Where Did the Universe Come From?"

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    philosophy bites

    Is it ever morally acceptable to kill one person to save five? Most people think that it can be. But are we consistent in this? In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast Nigel Warburton interviews David Edmonds (co-creator of Philosophy Bites) about the subject of his new book, Would You Kill the Fat Man?, an investigation of the ethics of killing and letting die.

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    Service-Oriented Design with Ruby and Rails

    Paul Dix is co-founder and CTO at Market.io. In the past, he has worked at Google, Microsoft, McAfee, Air Force Space Command, and multiple startups, filling positions as a programmer, software tester, and network engineer. He has been a speaker at multiple conferences, including RubyConf, Goruco, and Web 2.0 Expo, on the subjects of service-oriented design, event-driven architectures, machine learning, and collaborative filtering.

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    Hacker Monthly - Print Magazine of Hacker News

    Hacker Monthly is the Print Magazine of Hacker News.

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