Thursday, December 25, 2008

Git it done, Rubyists

The small article I did for the Ruby Advent 2008 went up on 9th December. It was aptly named Git it done, Rubyists. I went through the basic steps to create a Git repository and how to play with it using your beloved programming language; Ruby. Two libraries (Grit and Ruby/Git) were given a brief introduction and that's almost it. The article was aimed to be an introductory and a short one. I hope someone will find it useful.

Ruby Advent 2008 is an advent calendar with the Ruby flavour. Lakshan, a fellow Sri Lankan Rubyist organized this years Ruby Advent following the tradition from 2006. I can't judge my own article, but I can assure that the rest of the articles are excellent.

Ruby Advent 2008 was featured in RubyInside, RailsEnvy podcast, and many other sites including RubyFlow and RubyFu. IMHO, this years calendar was a success. A bunch of awesome Ruby community members contributed contents convering many interesting topics. Mast read for anyone interested in Ruby.

For those of you who have no idea what an advent calendar is, here's what Wikipedia says. "An Advent calendar is a special calendar which is used to count or celebrate the days of Advent in anticipation of Christmas". Lakshan and other Ruby developers around the world shared a wealth of information, one article per day in good Cristmas spirit. That's another reason why I also did what I could to give a hand, eventhough my religious beliefs are different.

For anyone interested in Ruby programming, I'd highly recommend the advent series. So head to Ruby Advent 2008 now.