I’m a guy that shuttles between his interests. I always have been. This is how I end up with a personal ‘business’ card that says that I dabble in photography, dance, music, philosophy and photography.
This blog has been silent for a number of days because I’ve been coding at nearly all hours of the day. While focused on code, I tend to write less. And that’s fine. But you guys miss me though, right?
So here I am to say that I am alive. I haven’t forgotten you. And that if you ever have to code in Ruby, using a good debugger goes a long way. I’ve been using the one built into the RubyMine IDE by Jetbrains. I have been using Rubymine since August when I started at Salesforce.com. I can’t recommend this software enough. It makes the code easier to navigate and debugging much simpler.
Buy their software. It’s good stuff.
The headline of this blog comes from xkcd 303:
…not that Ruby needs compiling but unit tests do need to be run and when you get a lot of them that takes a few minutes. The library I am working on takes about 5 minutes to run tests that execute about ~5000 assertions.