Author Archives: Jacob Evelyn

A Homemade Distributed Computing Project

One of the things that gets me really excited is making the world a better place. As an engineer, I’m often in the mindset of automating as much as possible. But can we automate making the world a better place?

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Toward a Swankier Rails Console

As Rails developers, we spend a fair amount of time in the Rails console, which is itself just the native Interactive Ruby Shell (IRB). By default, it’s not particularly pretty…

$ rails c
irb(main):001:0> def hello
irb(main):002:1> puts “hello”
irb(main):003:1> end
=> :hello
irb(main):004:0> hello
hello
=> nil
irb(main):005:0>

…but it gets the job done. We were content with it, because we didn’t know things could be better.

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