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Play by Play: Ruby API Design with Jim Weirich

by Jim Weirich and Geoffrey Grosenbach

Watch Ruby expert Jim Weirich design an API from scratch in real time.

What you'll learn

Jim Weirich is the author of the ubiquitous Rake build tool for Ruby. He's the Chief Scientist at EdgeCase and is a popular speaker and teacher. Given Jim's proven skills in designing APIs for programmers, we wanted to see him design an API from scratch in real time. We gave him the task of building a library that enforces HTML form security. The library protects against unauthorized data model modification by users in less-privileged roles.

About the authors

Jim Weirich (November 18, 1956 – February 19, 2014) was a well-known developer, speaker, teacher, and contributor to the Ruby community. He created the Rake build tool for Ruby.

Geoffrey founded PeepCode and has created numerous courses on Ruby, JavaScript and Shell. He commits code at

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