Implementing Twitter Bot using Ruby

When I was 15 years old, I dreamed of being able to develop bots. The story behind was terribly simple, – back then it was way too popular among us (the little nerds) to manage own IRC bots which could do some fancy things like log the discussion or just stay online for a long time. We thought it was kind of outstanding, and it reveals the level of our knowledge. Continue reading Implementing Twitter Bot using Ruby

Reverse Engineering using Chrome

As you may get already I am a curious person, my desire is always to know how things work. That’s why today we are going to debug “The New York Public Library” gallery. By using Chrome browser we intend to find out how the part of the detailed preview is implemented. And after that, we will create an application which will help us to get the chosen image in a better quality – deal?

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Should I Test or Should I Rest?

A lot of startups (if not a majority of them) refuse to write tests. They blame the lack of time or claim that it’s a low priority for now because they are not sure whether this feature in the project will pay them back. When it turns out that it was actually quite okay, they find another argument or feature to get away with untested code and forget about all of their promises because the competitor never sleeps just like The Wall Street. Continue reading Should I Test or Should I Rest?