Green Ruby
Green Ruby
Green Ruby

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Last updated on 2015-07-14

About the Book

About the Author

Patrick J. Sparrow
Patrick J. Sparrow

Patrick J. Sparrow is a web developer with nearly 10 years of experience building web and desktop applications. He is currently available for hire for consulting and custom development.

Patrick received a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from the University of Scranton in 2006. Since then, he started a business with a fellow graduate, worked for multiple web development firms in the Maryland and Washington, DC areas, and co-founded Kettul, a small team that specializes in Ruby on Rails and Drupal development.

He currently lives in Rehoboth Beach, DE with his fiancèe and rescue dog. In addition to coding, his interests include guitar, photography, craft beer, skepticism, and the music of Phish. 

Table of Contents

  • Style
    • 1. Familiarize yourself with community-accepted coding standards.
    • 2. Develop your own personal coding style.
    • 3. Avoid forcing too much code onto a single line.
    • 4. Avoid statements that don’t make sense.
    • 5. Avoid inline modifiers for compound conditions.
    • 6. Name variables after the role they play.
    • 7. Prefer symbols over strings.
    • 8. End predicate method names with a “?â€�.
    • 9. End special implementations of methods with a “!”.
  • Design
    • 10. Test your code.

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