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    01:41 – Book Club – Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby by Sandi Metz

    • Interviewing: January 2nd
    • Airing: January 9th

    02:52 – Best of Parley

    04:18 – Ruby Nuby Project

    05:29 – Grasping Complexity with Both Hands

    • How to recognize genuinely complex problems and situations
    • How to think clearly and make smart decisions
    • Things tend to get complicated when people get involved

    08:46 – Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams by Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister

    11:19 – No Silver Bullet –Essence and Accident in Software Engineering by Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.

    13:04 – Learnable Programming: Designing a programming system for understanding programs by Bret Victor

    16:05 – Science and ways of dealing with complex situations

    18:20 – Bounded Complexity and Unbounded Complexity

    23:41 – The Birthday Paradox

    • Asking the right question

    29:04 – Don’t try to make things NOT go wrong

    34:35 – Communicating when something is complex

    39:24 – Unit Testing

    Next Week

    • Hexagonal Rails with Matt Wynne and Kevin Rutherford

    Book Club

    The next Ruby Rogues Book Club Pick will be Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby: An Agile Primer by Sandi Metz. We will be interviewing Sandi on January 2, 2013 with the episode airing January 9, 2013. The publisher, Pearson/Addison-Wesley is offering a discount via InformIT.com.

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