Very useful command that I use to understand what is happening inside the running process:
strace -qfFxv -s 1024 -p PROCESS-PID
It follows forked processes and outputs unabbreviated string arguments for syscalls. It’s one of the main tools I use when I need to understand why some process is stuck or doing the wrong thing.
Over the years of Beanstalk’s evolution, our test suite has grown a lot. We started on test/unit, then moved to rspec and moved back to test/unit couple years ago. We are far from 100% test coverage and we’re not truly test-driven most of the times, but we’re striving to test more and more.
Looks like Ruby *is* going to be a new Smalltalk dialect :)
This is the first time I finally decided to record something from my piano repertoire. Recording is pretty messy, since I can’t even use GarageBand properly. Hope you still can enjoy it.
This is Waltz written by Eugen Doga, from a popular russian movie based on Chekhov’s novel “The Shooting Party”.
You can download it here.
“It’s not about fighting, it’s about balance.
It’s not about enlightenment, it’s about balance.
It’s not about balance…”