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Making music with Ruby & Sonic Pi

A couple of weeks ago I went to one of my favorite conferences: Euruko. Besides from having a great time meeting new & old friends, I got to see some amazing and inspiring talks! One of them was from Joseph Wilk: Programming as a Performance (There’s a video of this

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Review: Learn Rails with Codecademy

I’ve been waiting for a long time for Codecademy to come up with a Rails course. So I got quite excited when I read about their new Rails tutorial. I immediately participated and will share my thoughts with you. Summary I completed Codecademy’s course on Rails in about 5 hours. Yes,

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Baking codepancakes with Ruby!

Introduction In this lesson, we’ll start creating a very simple program in Ruby. This program, how appropriate, will help us making pancakes! We will use repl.it to write our code, so you don’t have to install everything. The first version of the program will be very simple, and later we will add more

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It really happened: Rails Girls Utrecht!

In October 2014, while coaching at Rails Girls Eindhoven, the idea for organizing a Rails Girls event in Utrecht was born! Karen, Hester, Martina and I got together and organized the hell out of RG Utrecht (and I must give Martina a lot of credits for this).  Thank you! And…

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Keep Calm and Read these 5 Ruby Books

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a blog post on 5 Rails books. Well, if you’d like to learn more Rails, it’s also quite important to have some knowledge of programming in Ruby. Therefore I’ll share another list with 5 ‘must read ‘Ruby Books. Enjoy! * Beginning Ruby: From

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5 Great Ruby on Rails Books

Currently, I’m reading a lot of Ruby on Rails books, blogs and articles. I’ve already created some applications and I really like Rails. Ruby on Rails, or simply Rails, is an open source web application framework written in Ruby. I think the best way to learn Rails, besides attending a workshop,

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6 Free Online Coding Resources To Get You Started

So, you are inspired and motivated to start coding. Where do you begin? I know that the internet offers a lot of online coding resources and tools to get you started and it can be overwhelming. To help you on your way, I’ll introduce 6 Free resources that can (and will!) help

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10 Books Every Programmer Should Read

There are many books available for programmers, ranging from topics such as programming languages, algorithms, design patterns, and many more. In this forest of books, it’s easy to get lost, so we created a small list of books which should be read by every programmer. Reading these books will help a

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