Hi there! I'm Jesse, a treehugging dad and husband from the backwoods of Eastern Ontario.

This is my blog about programming, where I talk mostly about the Ruby language and Unix systems programming. In the past couple of years, I've written three books and offered online training to help other programmers delve deeper into the tools they depend on.

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Recent Blog Posts

Industrial strength signal handling in Ruby - August 16, 2013

This is a video clip from the latest edition of my Unix fu workshop, an online course about Unix programming for Ruby folk. Give it a watch to see part...

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Unix fu workshop: August edition + giveaway - July 08, 2013

I just opened registration for an August edition of my online Unix system programming course. I  announced the first edition of the class a few weeks ago, but apparently I...

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[Interview] Daniel Huckstep on Ruby's stdlib and golang - July 02, 2013

I recorded a conversation with Daniel Huckstep about two topics that always arouse discussion: Ruby's stdlib and the Go programming language. Daniel is a Ruby developer, Go convert, and the...

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My books

I write short, focused technical books about system programming specifically for Ruby and Rails developers. Check 'em out ».