3 ways to monkey patch without making a mess
Good write up on using a module to encapsulate your monkey patch so that it makes it easier to maintain.
How We Test Rails Applications
Overview of how thoughtbot tests rails applications. I am working on getting better at testing and found this to be helpful.
How Patrick McKenzie builds Twilio Apps
Really nice article going from simple sinatra sample code to how to monitor and ensure uptime.
Encryption on Rails – A Primer
How to use AES and attr_encrypted as well as key rotation. Make sure to read to the bottom for the link to StackOverflow about also performing message authentication.
Why you suck at estimating – a lesson in psychology
Walkthrough of some of the various psychological effects that can be influencing your estimates.
Command-line tools can be 235x faster than your Hadoop cluster
How to use xargs, awk (gawk/mawk), and find to process files on the command line for aggregated statistics. Nice to see what you can do without building a large scale infrastructure using tools at hand.
Github Cheat Sheet
List of hidden and not as well known github features that could be helpful.
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