20 Mar '13, 7pm

@alindeman Totally agree. I thought this @jnunemaker blog post made that case really well:

Yesterday, one of my inter-web buddies IM’d me and asked if I had used Typhoeus before. I said yes, so he asked me if it was possible to follow redirects using it. He said he google’d it and nothing turned up. I sharply responded, “LOOK AT THE CODE ! ”. We had some banter back and forth and a few minutes later he was automatically following redirects. It seems these days that developers often think if something does not turn up in a google search, it does not exist . The John Nunemaker Approach So how would I have approached my dudes problem? Open a browser and type in github.com. Search for typhoeus. Click on Paul Dix’s repo. Click on lib/. lib is always where the guts of any Ruby gem are so it is a sensible first start. Click on typheous/. Not the ruby file, but the directory. Most good gems just have miscellaneous top level things in the ruby file of the gem name. All t...

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