Rasheed Abdul-Aziz

Biography

  • Using the Boogie Board Sync 9.7

    Using the Boogie Board Sync 9.7

    I just got my hands on a Boogie Board Sync 9.7. I asked our IT department if we could evaluate one because I am so frustrated with index cards. My handwriting is, at best, atrocious. I was born...

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  • Ripper Event structure

    Ripper Event structure

    If you know about Ripper, you know that it’s a bridge between the ruby language parser and your own ruby app. It lets you parse ruby files just as ruby would see them. It’s currently marked as...

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  • Chad Fowler, Empathy

    Chad Fowler, Empathy

    http://chadfowler.com/blog/2014/01/19/empathy/… Read more

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  • Link: Ore, when 'bundle gem' isn't cutting it.

    Link: Ore, when 'bundle gem' isn't cutting it.

    I often write small gems to encapsulate libraries, and I always want them set up in a particular way, especially with the inclusion of rspec and a test skeleton. To date I’ve been using a template...

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  • DI Matters: Structuring Commands for clarity

    DI Matters: Structuring Commands for clarity

    I like using command objects as the ‘crux’ of my controllers. They encapsulate behavior without making models or controllers thick. I think of commands as reactions to a signal (event). To produce...

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  • DRY? YAGNI! Or will you?

    DRY? YAGNI! Or will you?

    The following three terms are often used in Agile. I appreciate that they have value, but I want to reiterate that they are heuristics, not panaceas. DRY Don’t Repeat Yourself. A lot of good...

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  • Being a Pivot.

    Being a Pivot.

    I get up in the morning, do the usual ablutions, kiss my wife and daughter, who are often still in bed, and drag myself through the crowded subway system of New York to Pivotal Labs’ offices. I’m...

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  • Broken permalinks and narrative, the pitfalls of moving content.

    Broken permalinks and narrative, the pitfalls of moving content.

    Lately I’ve been thinking about the risks associated with: moving content refactoring domain terms within content. I’ve identified the key areas of risk as narrative and...

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