Aaron Sumner

April 2020 update

I always enjoy my time away from terminals and text editors, especially this time of year. Maybe more so these past several weeks:

I hope you're finding hobbies that get you and your brain away from the rest of the world, too.

That said, I've also been messing around with a new writing project, a little more focused than the one I mentioned a few months ago. (That one may still see the light of day in some format, just probably not the one I was thinking at the time.) This will achieve my goal of writing a programming book without a lot of code I need to keep evergreen–and yeah, unless something changes, it will be a book that I ask people to pay a little money for, and not free blog posts on Everyday Rails. I've got an outline I'm working through, and should know in the next few weeks whether it's going to pan out the way it looks in my head. If it does, look for the long-awaited (by me, anyway) second title in the Everyday Rails series in the coming months.

By the way, speaking of writing. I decided to make my first (only) book, Everyday Rails Testing with RSpec, available for free, no questions asked, to anyone who's lost their job during all of this, and need something to either learn a new skill for a new job, or keep their brains stimulated for a little while. I also dropped the minimum price considerably. I wrote more details about these pricing changes on Everyday Rails. I just ask that if you can afford to pay a few bucks for the book, please do so. It does contribute to my income, and it helps motivate me to write more content. And as a general rule, I believe we should all do what we can to support independent content creators.

. Questions or comments? Let me know what you think.