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comment TDD negative experience
Very interesting perspective re: ritual. You also get the sense, in some circles, that a programmer's commitment to his craft is judged to be solely proportional to his adherence to TDD.
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comment Is there too much abstraction in the Ruby on Rails community?
Re: "abstraction": yeah, you're right; I suppose "too many utilities" might have been a better way to put it.
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comment Is there too much abstraction in the Ruby on Rails community?
Paul Graham's point is certainly well taken, but hopefully he would also agree that there are certainly diminishing returns to simplification, especially simplification for its own sake ;)
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comment Is there too much abstraction in the Ruby on Rails community?
You know, your answer gets to the root of my problem better than I could. I think it's the speed with which all these gems come out that makes it a full-time job to keep on top of them.
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asked Is there too much abstraction in the Ruby on Rails community?
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answered What are some good programming cheat sheets?
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comment What's the worst question you were ever asked at interview?
"I like to show up late, spend hours in the bathroom, and seed torrents from my work computer. Are those the kind of flaws you're talking about?"
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answered What questions do you ask about a company before deciding to work there?
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