After some years with Ruby and, to a lesser extent, Python, with bits of JS in between, I am considering what is next. High on the list for me are Elixir and Go. So far, I have not made significant progress with either of the two, but I hope that will change in the coming months. My first attempt at learning Elixir, I gave up rather quite quickly, after going through a couple steps on the Language website. Now I am counting on trying some other resources and on the power of social facilitation to make more progress this time around. 😉Continue reading
This weekend, my third trip to Colombia ends. Time to make a short article, to take note of which places I have seen here, what I can recommend and what remains to be seen, i.e. what’s high on my list to check out the next time around. I am not the kind of person that likes to spend most of their vacations or trips in a car, bus, or plane, so there is still quite a bit left to see. The to-do places are marked with the headings written in italics, some smaller places are grouped with smaller headings, below the big cities they are close to.Continue reading
One question that frequently comes up in my discussions with some friends is: What are the new exciting startups in town? Often also implying, at least to some extent, that there is not that much around that seems interesting or promising. I woud not necessarily agree with that, but I have to admit to admit that I usually did not have the best examples on the spot to convince them otherwise. This post aims to change that: it will be a collection of noteworthy Berlin startups that got seed funding or launched since 2016 that I will contiously update, until the end of this year.Continue reading
I recently looked into some alternatives to Rubymine, for doing some (Ruby) side projects. I mostly use Rubymine at work, so I thought it would be a good idea to familarize myself with another IDE. While I have used editors to work on Ruby, in particular Atom and Sublime and heard that Vim (plus plugins) is another popular choice, I wanted to see what is out there. To make it short how my search ended: I will use Atom, for the time being, when I work with Ruby. (First I will rather work on this blog and a project for which I like to use Jekyll, or another static site generator though.) The Ruby ecosystem seems to no longer have supported a variety of IDEs anymore in recent years. You do find quite a few discontinued projects though and others which no longer have full support.