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Chris Arcand


Software developer at HashiCorp πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» Formerly: Red Hat, NBC SportsEngine. RubyMN organizer. OSS, distributed teams, and keyboards. I make pointless connections to Minnesota as a Minnesotan does

Minneapolis, MN


  1. A Comprehensive Degree of Ruby 2.3

    A wide-ranged look at the newly released Ruby 2.3 - covering everything from the pragmatic, blog-popular methods (the safe navigation operator, Hash#dig, etc) to performance increases (HTML escaping is now up to 7x faster!) and the experimental features to save and load instruction sequences for Ruby’s virtual machine. [READ MORE]


  2. Introducing Dug

    Dug is a simple, configurable gem to organize your GitHub notification emails in ways Gmail can't and in an easier-to-maintain way than large, slow Google Apps Scripts. [READ MORE]


  3. Manually setting languages on GitHub with Linguist's (Improved) Vim Modeline Detection

    Useful even for non-Vim users: You can use Vim modelines to manually set the programming language for a file on GitHub (syntax highlighting, stats) - now with more flexible modeline syntax. [READ MORE]


  4. Why I Strive to be a 0.1x Engineer

    β€œThe times I feel I’ve made most difference to our team’s effectiveness is when I find ways to not build things.β€œ [READ MORE]


  5. Vim's new :cdo command

    Vim's new :cdo command offers new flexibility with your quickfix list. One such example is a near-native way to do project-wide find-and-replace operations. [READ MORE]


  6. Inline scoped Ruby methods with Ctags

    Adding Ctags support for Ruby 2.1's inline scoped method definitions [READ MORE]