Working with Ruby
Occasional blog posts about Ruby updates, tools, editor tweaks, and random snippets. You might also be interested in my newer project that docuements lesser-known features in Ruby: Idiosyncratic Ruby.

Small Ruby CLI Improvements (Part 1): Command-line Regex Debugging

This little method (now also available in zucker/debug) is useful for understanding and creating regexes:

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Little heplers for Ruby print debugging

Not everyone likes debuggers. I rather print the debug values myself – it works and I do not need to learn a debugger :P

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How to properly check for your Ruby interpreter, version and OS

Zucker 4 adds accessors to some environment information:

  • OS: returns the current operating system
  • RubyEngine: returns the current Ruby implementation
  • RubyVersion: returns the current Ruby version

And here is how it works.

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New features of Ruby Zucker version 2 and 3

The Zucker gem has gotten some new features. Installation is as easy as
 gem install zucker
and
 require 'zucker/all'

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Introducing Ruby Zucker - a new syntactical sugar gem

Zucker is a collection of lightweight scripts (cubes) that make Ruby even more beautiful: rubyzucker.info

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