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Archive for July 2013

No Adventures in Pair Programming (yet…)

Both pair programming partners have yet to pair with me. I have learned a few things getting my infrastructure set up, and I’m getting impatient to try it!

Adventures in Pair Programming (Part 1)

Recent lifestyle changes have left me with more energy and desire to learn, so I am looking into doing some remote pairing with some friends in the city. I expect that working with people I already have a relationship with… Continue Reading →

The Joy of Concrete Automation

In the Pragmatic Programmer the section on Ubiquitous Automation starts with this quote: Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations we can perform without thinking. Alfred North Whitehead I understand the reasons why automation is an essential aid… Continue Reading →

Vagrant: Up and Running – a review

Vagrant: Up and Running is a relatively new book from the reliable O’Reilly stable. The author of the book and creator of Vagrant, Mitchell Hashimoto, says: “Vagrant is a tool for building complete development environments, sandboxed in a virtual machine.”… Continue Reading →

Discipline (is a Vehicle for Joy)

My revisiting Ruby and Rails is moving ahead well, each week day I spend an hour or so to do a couple of Vitamin R sessions to work through Michael Hartl’s Rails Tutorial. Progress is good, and the content seems… Continue Reading →