This weekend has been a geeky one. I’ve read a ton of posts on Ruby/Rails. A ton. And I came to realize something useful.
Usually, that is, when I’m not playing the role of the obsessive blog reader, no matter how fast I read, no matter how much time I spend in front of my labtop, the unread blog post counter will always be much greater than 0.
I got some good news. After such a reading-intensive weekend, I could (happily) confirm that there is a high degree of redundancy among the best resources. And the corollary being that the probability of missing on an important post is virtually null.
Here are what I call my best sources for Ruby/Rails topics:
- Ruby subreddit
- Delicious’ popular ruby or rails bookmarks
- Ruby Inside and Rails Inside
- Hacker News
- Josh Susser
- weekly reviews from the official Rails blog
Since the best posts are usually the ones that will be repeated across sources, it’s actually hard to miss them, even if you’re looking at a subset of your best sources – as this is the case most of the time.
The objective is to get to the essentials. No big surprise there, but it’s good medicine to cure the phobia of not reading enough!