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Chapter 22. Use method_missing for Delegation

About ten years ago, for reasons that are still inexplicable to me, I gave up software development. I put down my keyboard and donned the coat if not the actual tie of a software development manager. I prepared schedules. I ran meetings. I did performance reviews. And I was miserable. The more time I spent with people, the more I loved my computer. I look back on those two or three years as the most difficult period of my professional life. Instead of rolling into work every morning, eager to do battle with the essential complexity of the universe, I dragged myself to the office to fight the pervasive stupidity of a Byzantine organization.

Still, my years in organizational purgatory were not completely ...

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