Practical Ruby: Introduction

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In my previous post, “Why Ruby”, I delved into some of the reasons why Ruby is a serious contender in the toolbelt of System Administrators. These tutorials will cover Ruby from the perspective of a System Administrator for a System Administrator.

I will be writing and building these tutorials under Unix-like OS, and I highly encourage anyone else serious about learning to burn a disk and take a look around the world of Linux and Unix.

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Practical Unix: Navigation

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It’s time to break out that dreaded command prompt, and start learning some of the real power behind Unix, and why so many swear by the command line.

In this tutorial, we’ll see how to navigate the Unix file system.

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Practical Unix: Picking a Distro

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To start my series on using Unix, we first need to find a distribution to set up and use. With so many out there, which one is the right one? In this post we’ll cover a wide range of distributions and GUI interfaces.

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Why Ruby?

With Perl controlling the market and Python gaining ground, why would someone consider Ruby as a viable alternative to these tried and true staples of System Administration?

Ruby is an immensely powerful language that truly emphasizes object-oriented programming. Everything is up for grabs, including how to handle invalid calls or non-existent method calls.

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With a likely bi-weekly release schedule, SRC is officially back.

SRC is back! As per usual, Scott Francis is the base for the OpenBSD character.

What’s next?

I’ve been planning an assorted series of tutorials, on the current list of additions are HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, and once my knowledge becomes more proficient, node.js.

I’ll be covering various parts of Unix, Python, and other related fields at a later date.

Practical Typography: The Basics

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A basic understanding of typography is absolutely critical on the modern web. With the introduction of font kits and the @fontface option in CSS3 it is more relevant than ever to cover.

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Practical Web Design: The Mortal Sins

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So far we’ve covered quite a lot of ground in both coding and design, but before we get on to real work there are some things that need to be made clear. In Web Design there are certain practices that are absolute taboo, we’re going to cover them and why they’re taboo in the first place.

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Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent
Joe Sparano