So, I upgraded to OS X Mavericks this weekend. The upgrade went smooth and everything had been running extremely fine for me until today. I wanted to install the Ruby OpenGraph gem for a project I was working on. This gem depends on the Nokogiri Gem. However, unfortunately I was facing this issue which was failing on building of Nokogiri Native Extensions as follows.
2014 is right around the corner and you’ve decided to pick up some new chops. Perhaps you’ve decided to learn how to write code and software? If yes, there couldn’t have been a better time to make such a decision – Software is eating up the world and demand has increased insanely for developers, engineers and programmers. If you happen to be living in the beautiful city of Toronto, there are plenty of opportunities for one to network with like minded people and plenty of learning opportunities available as well.
I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.
- Jeff Bezos
So, last month I was in New York attending QCon (which by the way is an excellent conference on topics such as Enterprise Software Development, Agile/Lean Development, HTML5, Infrastructure & Architecture etc). QCon from now onwards has become one of my go-to source to keep myself updated with trends in the industry and I’ll try and see if I can attend atleast 1 QCon Conference each year (we’ll see how this plays out).
So, as part of this years attendance, I got to learn a lot of new things especially on the Architecture and Infrastructure tracks and compiled some of my learnings into this Prezi below to share with my team mates back here in Toronto.
Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.
Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend
- Bruce Lee