Started a list today of companies that hire remote junior devs.

If you know of any such company, submit a PR or DM me and I'll add it!

@esparta @presidentbeef

This confirms my confusion, but doesn't clear it up. :)

Most entry-level Ruby stuff I've encountered treats `arr = []` and `arr =` as if they are completely interchangeable. Often it's pitched as "Ruby gives you different ways to do things!" But, as @esparta pointed out, that's not completely true here --they're actually two different methods.

My question is -- why? My C is weak, so I'm not understanding the difference between the two.

When initializing an array, is

`arr = []`

just syntactic sugar for

`arr =[])`

? Or am I not thinking about this correctly? The docs aren't clear on this point, at least to me.

I'm writing some very beginner-friendly articles, and I'd like to do one on, say, 10 or 11 essential Array methods for new Rubyists.

Senior devs: what methods would you put on such a list? Anything you consistently see new devs ignoring/misunderstanding?

@phaedryx Me too! Looks like a fun project. I'll have to check it out this weekend.

@jeromedalbert @phaedryx Are you familiar with the cellular automata Rule 110? If not, and you get a kick out of Conway's Game of Life, it's a lot of fun to spend an evening reading up on.

Shoutout to @phaedryx for pointing me to

Just reached the 50% mark, and I'm learning a lot. 👍

@baweaver I've never done IRC. Any recommendations on a Mac client?

@erlingur @skryking - I ran in to the same issue with Hyper -- it looks fantastic, but performance issues were annoying.

I've had better luck with VSCode's integrated terminal.

My book on making it to the #1 spot in the App Store is now free/open. Enjoy:

Working on a second edition. Keep an eye out for it. @james @skryking Cool. 👍

Btw, I'm on Mastodon because of you,! Thanks for promoting

And, while I'm at it, thanks to you, @james, for fostering the community here. Great experience so far. :)

@james @skryking That does look nice! And it looks like the iOS version, with fewer features, but access to docs, is free.

@skryking I had the exact same reaction when I stumbled across it. 😂

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