Links for 8/27

MySQL Cheat Sheet - Commonly used MySQL commands, all in one convenient HTML page.

Explaining TDD to a non-techie - Great way to explain Test Driven Development.

Programming Language Inventor or Serial Killer? - I’m really surprised (or perhaps frightened) at how wrong I was on this quiz.

Why’s (Poignant) Guide to Ruby - Yeah, this is an oldie, but a goodie. This is chapter 3, the best (and funniest) introduction I’ve seen to the Ruby programming language yet.

Five things you didn’t know you could do with Ruby - Includes things like “Process Satellite Images and Meteorological Data”. Not a lot of practical information, but interesting to see what people are using Ruby for.

Links for 8/10

  • Martin Fowler has a great introduction to Rake. If you’re not familiar, Rake is similar to Ant, but instead of build files written in XML, they’re written in Ruby. If you’ve ever written a complicated Ant script, you know how verbose and complicated they can be. Rake is the answer to your prayers.

  • Novell has put OpenSUSE 10 into beta.

  • Google Sightseeing is a cool collection of images from Google Maps. Check out the collection of shipwrecks and airplanes.

  • Adaptive Path has an interview with Flickr’s Eric Costello. Good read.