There’s a great little method in Ruby that you might not be familiar with. It’s used all the time but it’s hardly ever called directly. The method is Class#allocate. Read about how you might use it in Steve Richert's latest post on the Collective Idea blog.
New on the Collective Idea blog: a look into leadership and how it ties in to the open source community. It’s more than superiority; it is social influence and deeply impacts how we communicate and work on projects.
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