December 13, 2023
Noel started programming while in high school, using Basic and Turbo Pascal on an Apple II. He went on to get undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in computer science, and has been programming ever since.
He came to Ruby the way many of us did: he was programming Java and discovered that there was a better way to get things done. He says, "There's an aesthetic...where many Java libraries are built to make the thing that you do 1 percent of the time easy while making the thing you do 95 percent of the time more complicated. Ruby libraries are the exact opposite."
You can read the full interview with Noel at https://forum.devtalk.com/t/spotlight-noel-rappin-author/135742.
And while you're there, be sure to drop a question in the AMA. You'll get a personal answer back, and you'll also get a chance to win a free ebook copy of Programming Ruby 3.3, 5th Edition.
And if AMAs aren't your thing, use the promo code devtalk.com for 35% off when you puchase at Programming Ruby 3.3.
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