Wow Code, Such Read!

May 5, 2016

This talk was presented as a lightning talk at the New Relic afterparty for RailsConf 2016 and as a 30 minute talk at RubyConf Colombia in MedellĂ­n.

When we learn to code, that usually means learning how to *write* code. However in practice, we spend a lot of time *reading* code instead! It’s the way we find answers to questions about how things work. Reading code efficiently is therefore a very valuable skill. This talk will cover how Ruby developers can improve this skill, with tips for comprehending and debugging code faster. We'll also take a look at how you’d go one level deeper and read Ruby’s own source code, even if you don’t know much about C!

Lightning talk slides:
Response to my talk, on Storify: lightning talk version, RubyConf Colombia.