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289 RR Head First Ruby and Treehouse with JayMcGavren

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00:25 - Introducing Jay McGavren

1:20 - Teaching style and joining Treehouse

4:35 - Head First Ruby’s ideal audience

8:00 - Challenges with teaching

11:30 - Writing Head First Ruby

12:50 - Doing research

15:20 - Reader feedback

16:05 - Hangups when learning Ruby

20:45 - Searching for error messages

23:20 - Early days of programming

24:20 - Jay’s switch from Pearl to Ruby

30:50 - Building a thorough education with Ruby

39:05 - The rate of Ruby change

48:30 - Different languages and coding standards

Picks:

Effective Ruby: 48 Specific Ways to Write Better Ruby by Peter J. Jones (Jerome)

The Ace Editor github (Jerome)

Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr by Ron Chernow (Jason)

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury (Jason)

Evans Mill (Charles)

Selfie Sticks (Charles)

Shiren the Wanderer video game (Jay)

The Humane Interface by Jef Raskin (Jay)

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