The next London Ruby User Group meeting is coming up on the 13th of July. :ruby:

Details here:

Register here:

Everyone is welcome; thanks to lockdown, you don't even need to be in London!

... and if you'd like to speak at LRUG, no matter where you are, we'd love to hear from you. More details about that on too.

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I love this typo; "maintainted" is currently my favorite word.

Currently reading:

Definitely interesting.

"Build reactive applications with the Rails tooling you already know and love"

I've updated the eligibility requirements for getting a free commercial license to DragonRuby Game Toolkit. The income eligibility has been relaxed. And I've added a bullet point for teachers, mentors, parents. You can read it all at

Please boost <3

Browsing secure is a complicated and not trivial stuff, Mozilla is trying to make it easy when you are using free open WiFi's.

I'm publishing my opinions after a week using Firefox Private Network:

a loaf of bread, a container of milk, and a stick of butter

I can't believe I remembered this out of the blue recently. Thanks Sesame Street?

Heck yea! I finally was able to give approval to post my talk from the conference. Here's the first half of it!!!

(second half coming soon) please pretty please boost

@judofyr I recently started using Tubby. Thanks for your work.

The more I code the less I like abbreviations. I write software in the veterinary space and this came up again recently. A fellow developer used "tx" to mean transaction. I thought it meant "tax". The person who works with our clients thought it meant "treatment".

I expect to write code once, but read it a bunch of times. Having things spelled out is easier than trying to guess meaning from context.

Hi, I'm Jan, also known as halfbyte on the internet. Together with Florian, who's not on the Fediverse, I run, your friendly dependency update robot factory. I'm interested in weird and odd uses of ruby. I occasionally speak at conferences. I co-run the Hamburg Ruby Usergroup.

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