Since starting at OmbuLabs as the Junior Developer I have had the incredible opportunity to pair with my teammates. A lot. Over the months we have begun to develop better practices and routines to make the most of our pairing sessions, and now I would like to share some of our practices and tips for making a pairing session successful. At OmbuLabs we are a fully remote company so all of our pairing sessions are done through Tuple or Zoom, but this advice could translate easily to in person sessions as well.Read more »
Articles about Learning
One of the most fundamental tasks when writing or refactoring software of any kind is breaking the problem down into smaller parts. When you're first starting out - and even as you continue to gain experience - figuring out what those parts should be, and where they should live within a codebase can be a daunting task. Design patterns and principles can help, but trying to keep them in mind as you design and implement solutions can be overwhelming.
Thankfully, there's a pair of principles that can cut many of these gordian knots, and render decision making much clearer, simpler, and easier to articulate to others. Understanding and using the concepts of coupling and cohesion to guide my design and refactoring decisions yielded immediate results for me.Read more »
In this final part we are going to explore blocks, array decomposition, partially applied methods and a few syntax tricks. We'll also study a few known methods to understand how everything is used in real world applications.Read more »
Becoming the Apprentice, and then Junior Developer at OmbuLabs was both exciting and nerve racking. Learning a new company can be challenging, especially when the skills are new and the work is remote.
Fortunately OmbuLabs made the journey a smooth and easy process. Here are some of the things that have been working.Read more »
In the first part of this series we talked about positional arguments, but there are more types. In this second part we'll talk about keyword arguments.
Positional and keyword arguments share a lot of characteristics so we'll split this article into similar sections, but there are some key differences we'll touch on in each section.Read more »
Ruby is an object oriented language where everything is an object (even methods are objects of the class Method!), so everything we need to do is done by calling methods on objects. That also means that methods have to provide a lot of flexibility because they are used everywhere.
Ruby provides a lot of options to pass arguments to our methods, so we'll make this topic a series so it's not too long. We'll split the options into different categories and then break down everything with some examples and/or use cases.Read more »
One of the first things that a journeyperson programmer will have to learn when they transition from full time student to working developer is that things in the real world are never as cut and dry as their classes may have made it seem. At the end of the day, software is not written because we love building castles of logic in the sky, it's written to solve a real problem. That might seem like a trite observation, but it explains almost everything you observe as a working developer.Read more »
I will not bore you by telling you the history of Vim, and the differences between vi and Vim and all of its philosophy...
If you are interested in that, you can give it a look here.Read more »
Pull Requests let developers tell other team members about changes they've made to a project repository. Once a pull request is created, team members can review the set of changes, discuss potential modifications and even push follow-up commits before the changes are merged into the repository. Therefore, it is important to make sure that your pull requests are easily understandable to the reviewers.Read more »
In a previous article we talked about one of the Rails Girls events that we sponsored and co-organized in 2018. Fast forward one year to our first event of 2019 at A3, a new coworking space located in Buenos Aires, we were once again sponsors and volunteers at another successful Rails Girls event.Read more »
Last month was the fifth edition of the Rails Girls Buenos Aires event, and the third time Ombu Labs participated as a sponsor and part of the coaching team. This time it took place in the impressive offices of Google Argentina where 25 participants attended. All of them were very excited and motivated to start learning new skills.Read more »
After reading introductory primers and watching instructional videos for beginners learning Ruby, I needed a program that would allow me to test out Ruby concepts for myself. I began practicing Ruby Koans, a testing-based program that runs through a variety of Ruby concepts in a trial and error fashion.Read more »