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Hi everyone!
It's time for a belated :)
I'm Judith, living in the south of Germany and I love photography, forests, building things (mostly on the web), and ruby.
I'm also an introvert and not used to posting on social media because I dislike all the tracking and analysis of data. But mastodon is different, so I'm hoping to find like-minded people here and good conversations about software development, linux, ruby, ...
Maybe also I'm going to post a picture or two. Let's see.

@judy Hello Judith! Welcome to the Fediverse.👋 Hope you will enjoy it here.😀

@judy Welcome to mastodon! I've recently gotten into ruby professionally so I'm eager to follow you and learn something! :)

@myrmidex thanks :)
If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

@judy ohno I won't treat you as I do StackOverflow 🤣

I've been thrown into the deep end at work with GraphQL and ElasticSearch, but I really like it. But it does mean SO is working overtime 🙂

Maybe one thing I would ask: as I've been downloading and buying a lot of ruby books, do you have any book you'd really recommend? Possibly one on pure ruby or a deep look at rails' inner workings?

@myrmidex When I started with Ruby I enjoyed "Eloquent Ruby" by Russ Olsen. It helped me to really dive into the language. Currently I'm reading "design patterns in ruby" from the same author and can also recommend that.
I have so far not read a book about the inner workings of Rails, but maybe someone else here has a recommendation for that?
"Growing Rails applications on practice" is more about using Rails but I see the book as game-changing.
Hope that helps 😊

@judy it helps a lot, thank you so much!

Eloquent Ruby is already in my list, but Design Patterns in Ruby looks awesome. Same for Growing Rails actually, so much appreciated!!

@myrmidex glad to hear! If you come across another book about Ruby that's really good please let me know. I try to never stop learning :)

@judy absolutely, will do! I thought of one more question, something I really struggle with: how do you host a personal website?

I've seen so many stategies, and docker isn't really working out for me, so I'm wondering if I should struggle on, or try some kind of nginx/apache capistrano setup on a droplet. For one site at first, but I'd like to have the option to extend it to a few more.

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