I was skeptical that Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby would be anything but a refresher. Thirteen years writing software, most of it object oriented, suggested my experience would make it all review. Especially since the necessary “trivial” examples of a book cannot compare to real world.
Surprisingly POODR stands in both worlds, presenting relatively simple problems while remaining imminently practical. It has challenged my beliefs about how unentangled a production application is capable of being. I will be pushing myself to stay true to the concepts in upcoming implementations.