Panel: Charles Max Wood
Guest: Andy Hunt
This week on My Ruby Story, Charles talks to Andy Hunt. Andy has previously been on Ruby Rogues for Episode 277
, and is known for his book The Pragmatic Programmer
, his company The Pragmatic Bookshelf
, and much more. He first got into programming because of his interest in electronic music and his first RadioShack project he created, which led him to finding a book on the future of integrated circuits. They talk about how he found Ruby
, why he wrote Programming Ruby
, what he is working on now, and more!
In particular, we dive pretty deep on:
- Ruby Rogues Episode 277
- His book The Pragmatic Programmer
- His company The Pragmatic Bookshelf
- How did you first get into programming?
- Interest in electronic music
- RadioShack project
- Book on the future of integrated circuits
- Fire in the Valley by Michael Swaine
- Exposure to the programming as it was being born
- How did you find Ruby?
- Time as a consultant
- Needed a flexible and fast language
- Couldn’t use C++ or Java
- Using Perl
- Amazed by the Unix shell
- Loved that he could write pages of code that would actually work
- Lacked documentation in the beginning
- Writing his Programming Ruby book
- Been messing around with Elixir recently
- Ruby is still his number one language
- And much, much more!