Aaron Sumner


3 picks for April 19, 2013

Downcast

I've been a Downcast user for a couple of years now–it's the podcatcher app I never knew I needed. Easily subscribe to and sort your favorite podcasts. My favorite feature is the ability to create playlists. Great for anyone with a commute.

Alfred v2

Downloaded it a few weeks ago, but have only just begun digging into what makes it a substantial upgrade to version 1. There are little things, like making the preferences manager a standalone app. And then there's the slick new workflow system, and gems like Forecast and fast user switching and battery info.

Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby by Sandi Metz

Started it last fall but got sidelined. Finally getting back into it and love it. A great next book for anyone who's read Russ Olsen's Eloquent Ruby and/or who wants to tackle object-oriented design from a Ruby frame of mind.

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