The "Ruby Best Practices" Collaborative Blog

Hi folks,

This is a one-time announcement about yet another blog project of
mine…

== What ==

A couple weeks ago I put out a call for volunteers to run a
collaborative blog with me focused on best practices in Ruby. It is
now live at:

http://blog.rubybestpractices.com/

== Who ==

For starters, I went with an 8 person core group, which aside from
myself includes:

James B., Kirk H., Robert K., Jeremy McAnally, Sean
O’Halpin, Magnus H. and Lakshan Perera

== Why ==

You can read more about the details of the blog and each of these folks
at:

http://blog.rubybestpractices.com/about/

But the general idea is that we want to provide great content that
helps folks get better at Ruby while still keeping the focus on real
world problems. We also want to have a lot of fun, too!

Please enjoy the new blog, and get involved in the conversations that
crop up as we continue to write new content. We will also begin
accepting articles from casual contributors, so keep an eye out for an
announcement about how that will work.

-greg

On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 2:14 PM, Gregory B.
[email protected]wrote:

http://blog.rubybestpractices.com/

Awesome… subscribed.

Ben

On Apr 14, 2009, at 8:14 AM, Gregory B. wrote:

A couple weeks ago I put out a call for volunteers to run a
collaborative blog with me focused on best practices in Ruby. It is
now live at:

http://blog.rubybestpractices.com/

This is already shaping up to be a must-read, with only two real
content posts so far. I really hope the trend continues.

My only complaint is the lack of a tag on the home page. I
had to make up a title when I bookmarked it.

James Edward G. II

On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 12:24 PM, James G. [email protected]
wrote:

My only complaint is the lack of a tag on the home page. I had to
make up a title when I bookmarked it.

This should be fixed now, thanks.

-greg

On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 6:44 PM, Gregory B.
[email protected] wrote:

http://blog.rubybestpractices.com/
Looks excellent!

martin

On Apr 14, 2009, at 12:26 PM, Gregory B. wrote:

On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 12:24 PM, James G. <[email protected]

wrote:

My only complaint is the lack of a tag on the home page. I
had to
make up a title when I bookmarked it.

This should be fixed now, thanks.

For those of us who read via RSS, it would be great if you either
published the entire article to the news stream OR put a “more…”
link into the summary so it is obvious there is more text.

cr

On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 1:44 PM, Chuck R. [email protected]
wrote:

For those of us who read via RSS, it would be great if you either published
the entire article to the news stream OR put a “more…” link into the
summary so it is obvious there is more text.

Well, the summaries are completely independent from the text, so it
should be pretty obvious over time. I thought about full text
streams, but I don’t trust the content to display properly that way.

-greg

On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 6:53 PM, Gregory B.
[email protected]wrote:

streams, but I don’t trust the content to display properly that way.

There are literally stacks of other technical blogs that display their
contents correctly via feeds. What problem do you foresee?

I would prefer to read the full text via RSS if possible.

Great work otherwise!

On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 12:07 PM, Ben L.
[email protected]wrote:

There are literally stacks of other technical blogs that display their
contents correctly via feeds. What problem do you foresee?

I would prefer to read the full text via RSS if possible.

Yes, agreed. If the full text isn’t in the RSS feed I typically won’t
bother reading it.

I read many technical blogs with rich formatting and it’s preserved just
fine in my RSS reader.

Martin DeMello kirjoitti viestissään (lähetysaika tiistai, 14. huhtikuuta
2009
16:49:03):

collaborative blog with me focused on best practices in Ruby. It is
now live at:

http://blog.rubybestpractices.com/

Looks excellent!

martin

Agreed, not too web2point0

Nice blog, especially the Blocks for Robustness post which uses one of
my questions and gives me another good method of handling that problem.

On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 8:48 PM, Gregory B.
[email protected]wrote:

I just switched korma over to use full text feeds. We’ll see how it
works

out.
If there are problems, please send me a direct email.

-greg

Great, thank you!

On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 2:32 PM, Tony A. [email protected] wrote:

bother reading it.
Well, we can’t have that, now can we?

I just switched korma over to use full text feeds. We’ll see how it
works out.
If there are problems, please send me a direct email.

-greg

On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 1:48 PM, Gregory B.
[email protected]wrote:

Yes, agreed. If the full text isn’t in the RSS feed I typically won’t
bother reading it.

Well, we can’t have that, now can we?

I just switched korma over to use full text feeds. We’ll see how it works
out.
If there are problems, please send me a direct email.

Thanks! And subscribed! :slight_smile:

On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 9:48 PM, Gregory B.
[email protected] wrote:

Yes, agreed. If the full text isn’t in the RSS feed I typically won’t
bother reading it.

Well, we can’t have that, now can we?

I just switched korma over to use full text feeds. We’ll see how it works out.
If there are problems, please send me a direct email.

Thanks for this, I’m on the side of those who prefer reading the full
article in the RSS reader.
I use Google Reader and it’s showing up fine.

I’m looking forward for more articles.
Keep up the good job !!

Jesus.

2009/4/14 Ben L. [email protected]:

/me looks forward to some articles on testing.


John M.
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great news: I’ve been looking forward to this since you mentioned it
on your blog… and to be honest I wasn’t expecting it this early.

Diego

On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 11:16 AM, Michael F.
[email protected] wrote:

Well, we can’t have that, now can we?

I just switched korma over to use full text feeds. We’ll see how it
works out. If there are problems, please send me a direct email.

Doesn’t that prevent gist embedding/highlighting in the feed?

I’m actually not sure. Anyone know the answer here?
We definitely plan to use gist on the RBP blog.

-greg

On 15.04.2009 17:46, Gregory B. wrote:

We definitely plan to use gist on the RBP blog.
I don’t know either. But let’s see what happens when we have the first
gist in a posting.

Cheers

robert

On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 12:35 PM, Robert K.
[email protected] wrote:

On 15.04.2009 17:46, Gregory B. wrote:

On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 11:16 AM, Michael F.

Doesn’t that prevent gist embedding/highlighting in the feed?

I’m actually not sure. Anyone know the answer here?
We definitely plan to use gist on the RBP blog.

I don’t know either. But let’s see what happens when we have the first gist
in a posting.

Seems like my latest post:
http://blog.rubybestpractices.com/posts/gregory/rails_modularity_1.html

Confirms that gists don’t play well with embedding in feeds :-/

To our RSS readers, I apologize, but we need to use Gist until an
acceptable syntax highlighting solution appears in Korma.
If you see missing code examples in our feed, go to the original page.
We’ll do what we can to make it worth your while.

-greg

PS: If anyone has other suggestions, just let me know off list, I
don’t want to keep spamming RubyTalk. :slight_smile:

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