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Looking for ROR Developers

From: user 4.
Sent on: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 3:29 PM
Hey Everyone,
   I'm a Sr. Headhunter here in the Bay Area with Jivaro. My firm is
working on several fulltime Ruby/ROR roles here that I thought might be
intersting to this group. I have some job descriptions ready to go. Let
me know if your interested in learning more. Thanks for your time and

Jake Bear
Sr. Recruiter
Jivaro Professional Headhunters
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-----Original Message-----
From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of Travis
Sent: Wednesday, July 28,[masked]:18 PM
To: [address removed]
Subject: [ruby-81] a few simple ruby (non-rails) questions

1) Need multiple ways to construct objects, with arguments (or
   signature) of the same type.

   What's canonical way?  Create a class method similar to new()
   that calls a different method than initialize?

   Right now I do something like:

   a =­_from_string(str)
   b =­_from_filename(fn)

   In this case, initialize is simply empty or non-existent.
   Seems like a waste of keystrokes to have new() in there.

2) Need to do array -= [ x ], and subtract anything in array
   that is eql? to x (not x itself, but merely having same data).
   Got any ideas how to implement this easily?

3) Is it really true that there's no way to call an instance method in
   a parent class except from the same-named method in the subclass?
   super doesn't return a real object, so I'm just curious if there's
   a workaround other than renaming methods.

4) Does Class#method mean an instance method, or a class method?
   I get confused and never ever saw this explained anywhere.

For anyone who is interested in the project, it's here:


I'm also slowly going back through my SVN logs and writing up a
"evolution of the design of HDB" document.  As a programmer of some 30
years, I have never come across a document describing the actual process
of programming. I recall hearing once that looking at a finished
mathematical proof leads you to believe the mathematician was a genius,
and also gives no clue as to how to actually create a proof. It is
therefore most instructive to look at how they actually develop their
proofs so that one gets a feel for the process (and realize that it is
not as intimidating as it seems, but does require a lot of hard work,
just like programming).  Here's what I have so far:


It should be interesting to people learning OOD/OOP and/or ruby.
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