It’s been a long time coming, but there’s finally a new edition to the Bastards Books series: Photography It killed a few birds with one stone, namely, getting to use the wonderful Octopress/Jekyll platform, learning SASS, experimenting with different lengths and formats for the lessons, and refining my overwrought writing style….and getting to use up
Did you find the command-line discussion in the BBoR’s Installation Guide to be too confusing/brief? Try out Zed Shaw’s Command Line Crash Course, another in his excellent “Learn Code The Hard Way” series.
J.D. Hildebrand nicely summarizes (with an extensive list of links to various essays and online discussions) the debate of whether programming is an art or science, and rightfully dismisses it as a false dichotomy: “Why programming fits into our brains” A great closing quote: We programmers like to think of ourselves as a unique branch
So if you’re reading this, you probably came from ruby.bastardsbook.com. Thank you for visiting and bookmark this site or follow @bastardsbook and @danwin for updates. While finishing up the first draft of the BBoR, I came across this Steve Jobs quote from a recently-revisited interview. He says exactly what I had been thinking about why