Ruby Tuesday #15 : Ruby Round Up
There’s a few things I’ve noticed over the last week in the Rubyverse that I thought it was worth highligting. In no particular order, here we go.
In my Ruby doodlings, I’ve spent quite a bit of time with REXML. GIven that I’m focussed on learning Ruby rather than deploying code, there’s no issue. However, this post from RubyInside shows there are alternatives such as libxml-ruby.
Testing, both TDD and BDD style, are prominent in the Ruby community. This post examines the reasons to unit test, questions the emphasis placed on unit testing and highlights the importance of remembering why you test. Well worth reading and relevant regardless of your preferred language.
Finally, I came across a couple of resources that those who, like me, are learning Ruby may find valuable. The first is the news that there is a new chapter in the Book of Ruby. The second is a couple of posts about learning Ruby for C#ers. These posts also mention IronRuby, so well worth reading.