When making the switch to Ruby from a PHP background, one of the grayest areas for me was blocks. Blocks are everywhere in Ruby and not having a good understanding of them will stall your learning past the “novice” stage. When you first start out with Ruby you will inevitably use blocks exclusively for iteration. Hello Blocks 3.times n times” } The code above must be the “hello world” of blocks, and from that single line we get alot of what Ruby is all about
RubySource: Getting to Grips with Blocks
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If you're a serious Ruby developer, you'll need an up-to-date version, possibly several. We cover the best Ruby version managers for macOS.
A Guide to Git Interactive Rebase, with Practical Examples
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Dave is a web application developer residing in sunny Glasgow, Scotland. He works daily with Ruby but has been known to wear PHP and C++ hats. In his spare time he snowboards on plastic slopes, only reads geek books and listens to music that is certainly not suitable for his age.