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Twisted Pixel Games is an indie studio again

Twisted Pixel Games has announced that it is no longer a part of Microsoft Games Studios. The one-time indie studio has left Microsoft behind and is now once again a, well, indie studio. "This transition has been in the works for a few months, with both parties working together to lay the groundwork for us to spin out and become independent again,” Twisted Pixel Executive Producer Bill Muehl said in prepared statement....

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An alternative to `puts` in Ruby

As you know, I like to talk about idioms on this blog. A carefully chosen idiom can convey a lot in a few lines of code. Today I realized there’s an idiom I commonly use in my code that I haven’t really talked about before. Typically, in Ruby, when we want to put a line of text to the console, we do it with puts: puts "Hello, world!" Now, there’s nothing wrong with this. It works just fine. But for a while now, in...