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[17:58:55] Vendella: Also, are specs here to replace the artificial checking we do in statically typed languages? Such as, raise unless x.is_a?(Fixnum) etc
[19:10:59] Vendella: David Gourley, Brian Totty, Marjorie Sayer, Sailu Reddy, Anshu Aggarwal HTTP- The Definitive Guide 2002
[11:51:21] Vendella: I also wonder, how much Ruby should I learn before I actually jump into Rails. I'm halfway of this Eloquent book right now.
[12:47:31] Vendella: What will self be inside a method? I expected it to be the methods name or something.
[12:58:20] Vendella: So, ruby will set self to be the object before I call test and after that will set it back to main?
[13:00:11] Vendella: "self is an globally accessible keyword: ruby makes sure that there is always a self that can be accessed in any context. The value of self, however, will change based on the current context."
[13:11:55] Vendella: I have available the Well grounded Rubyist but it's for 1.9, the black book. Will it hurt if I read about the self keyword there or has it changed?