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How to Learn the Syntax of a Programming Language When You Know How to Code

Are you having a hard time picking up the syntax of a new programming language, even though you know how to code? You’re new to Ruby, and people say it’s an easy language, but you find the syntax difficult to understand. You know a bit of Javascript, Python, Java, or any other language. But Ruby seems like alien technology to you. By the end of this post, you’ll have a tool to help you transfer your knowledge of [INSERT PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE HERE] to Ruby....

October 23, 2021 · 4 min · Thiago Araujo
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Learn Ruby on Rails Best Practices With One Exercise

You want to write smooth professional-looking code. You’re craving some squeaky-clean code. But all you have for lunch every day is a big bowl of legacy spaghetti code. You consider yourself a decent developer, but you’re never sure how to organize a project. How to name things. Where some piece of business logic should live. How can you become a Ruby on Rails expert if the code you read every day stinks?...

October 23, 2021 · 6 min · Thiago Araujo
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How to Contribute to Ruby on Rails

Are you looking for an opportunity to get more experience as a developer? Make meaningful connections with the community? Learn the best practices on how to maintain a large codebase? What if you could get that experience by contributing to an open source project like Rails? If that sounds scary, don’t worry! We can help you! By the end of this post, you’ll learn 5 ways to become a new Rails contributor, even if you are a beginner....

August 16, 2021 · 4 min · Stefanni Brasil, Thiago Araujo
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Getting Started with Pry Debug in 5 minutes

When you’re banging your head against the wall trying to fix a bug, the last thing you want is having to stop and learn how to use the debugging tool. The last time this happened, you added require 'pry' on a ruby file but quickly realized you didn’t know the available commands. If only there was a way for you to quickly learn how to use Pry… Well, there is now!...

June 29, 2021 · 4 min · Stefanni Brasil, Thiago Araujo