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I don't build systems. I imagine them, then write them.

I am Victor Shepelev aka zverok. I am a software architect at Hubstaff, committer of the Ruby programming language, author of several open-source projects, and writer.

In tech, my main areas of interest are open data and writing lucid code. I approach the code—and the world in general—as a text that we should learn to read and write better. More about me →

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I am currently working on my first Ruby book, titled “41 Ruby Intuitions” and writing a regular blog/substack on the adjacent topics and my open-data related projects.

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Other notable

  • Spylls – Pure Python spell-checker, “explanatory” full port of Hunspell;
  • Rails libraries:
    • the_schema_is – Rails DSL for model annotation with DB schema, done right;
  • Ruby libraries
    • saharspec – a set of RSpec addons for DRY-er specs;
    • time_calc – Simple time arithmetic in a modern, readable, idiomatic, no-“magic” Ruby;
    • whatthegem – information about any Ruby gem in your terminal: general information, usage examples, popularity stats, changes and more;

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