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)