I Made a Huge Mistake

This is a little talk I gave for Full Sail University (my alma mater) and the Web Design & Development program's Guest Speaker Series on October 29th, 2015.




Runtime errors can sometimes turn into dark and unpleasant journeys which lead you to question the nature of reality. Thankfully, Ruby often provides friendly feedback for understanding the cause and remedy for exceptions. Yet, there are situations in which programmers don't receive clear enough context for what really caused an exception and how to address it. We'll look at Ruby's error feedback mechanisms and search for constructive ways in which they can be made more helpful to humans.