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Issue 216 — October 9, 2014
Rails Rumble
Ready to take part in the largest Ruby-related (online) hackathon? Registration is now open and it takes place over October 18-19. And if you’re keen to win, enjoy Brittany Martin’s Dos and Don’ts for Winning Hackathons.

Tom Stuart
An extensive, practical, and interesting dive into the world of monads and using them and their related design patterns in refactoring Ruby code to simpler and more reusable.

Practicing Ruby
The problem: An adhoc script has devolved into an unmaintainable mess. The solution? That’s what this article is all about.

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Jason R. Clark
A tight and tidy talk that covers techniques for digging into daunting pieces of code to figure out what’s going on inside.

Chris Kottom
Minitest gives you the ability to denote that some or all of your test cases are able to run concurrently. Here’s how to do it and some benchmarks on the effect it has.


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