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I once worked with a sysadmin who named all his servers after specialty coffees, but was terrible at spelling. So there were servers named espreso, esspreso, and espresso... Repeat for cappuccino, and latte.


I sort of like that the popular HTTP client for Ruby is called HTTP "Party"

GitHub logo jnunemaker / httparty

🎉 Makes http fun again!


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Makes http fun again! Ain't no party like a httparty, because a httparty don't stop.


gem install httparty


  • Ruby 2.0.0 or higher
  • multi_xml
  • You like to party!


# Use the class methods to get down to business quickly
response = HTTParty.get('http://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/questions?site=stackoverflow')
puts response.body, response.code, response.message, response.headers.inspect
# Or wrap things up in your own class
class StackExchange
  include HTTParty
  base_uri 'api.stackexchange.com'
  def initialize(service, page)
    @options = { query: { site: service, page: page } }
  def questions
    self.class.get("/2.2/questions", @options)

  def users
    self.class.get("/2.2/users", @options)

stack_exchange = StackExchange.new("stackoverflow", 1)
puts stack_exchange.questions
puts stack_exchange.

I do think that enhances my enjoyment typing it compared to if it were "HTTPClient" or something generic or boring.


I once had to support a small system written by the BA team...

They had discovered these cool things called VARIABLES... and decided to use them... their selected taxonomy was... first-names of all the people in the office.

Which made funny reading - it was amusing to see who was being multiplied by whom, who was fetched from the database, and who was destroyed by going out of scope!



It has to be this, it's a bit of an in-joke about recruitment.

GitHub logo RockstarLang / rockstar

The Rockstar programming language specification


Rockstar is a dynamically typed computer programming language, designed for creating programs that are also song lyrics. Rockstar is heavily influenced by the lyrical conventions of 1980s hard rock and power ballads.

But why?

Mainly because if we make Rockstar a real (and completely pointless) programming language, then recruiters and hiring managers won't be able to talk about 'rockstar developers' any more.

Also 'cos it's kinda fun and any language based on the idea of compiling Meatloaf lyrics has to be worth a look, right?

Plus we can make stickers. Who doesn't want a sticker on their laptop saying 'CERTIFIED ROCKSTAR DEVELOPER'?

What's here?


The official reference implementation is Satriani - written in JavaScript, it runs in browsers and supports NodeJS for server-side and larger projects.

Rocky is a fully spec-compliant Rockstar implementation written…