The McDev Blog

Kevin McKelvin's perspective of the Ruby world.

Out and About

I’ve spent the better part of the last 4 months looking into what the open source communities have been up to. The .NET stack was great to work with for 2.5 years, but I always find I get a thrill out of working with new things.

My books collection has been growing, particularly with PragProg titles. In the last 4 months I’ve read:

  • Seven Languages in Seven Weeks - Bruce Tate
  • HTML5 and CSS3 - Brian Hogan
  • Programming Ruby 1.9 (1.9.2 update) - Dave Thomas
  • The Rails 3 Way - Obie Fernandez

In the mean time I’ve come to love the Ruby programming language and the Rails framework - which has just recently released version 3.1.

I’ve been doing some learning projects over the last few weeks, including Platform45’s battleships developer challenge and I’ve been rewriting this blog using Rails 3.1.