Everyone makes mistakes and the best that can come out of one is a sinvecere apology and a determination to learn a lesson and improve for the future.
In last week's Ruby Weekly, we mistakenly included some material that unkindly referenced Reddit's ex-CEO Ellen Pao (it rhetorically asked if your app deployments were as 'horrible'). Pao has suffered a lot of negative press and abuse online recently and this reference was irrelevant, unnecessary and in poor taste. Contributing to a negative bandwagon does not fit with what readers expect of our newsletter.
I personally apologize to our readers and Ellen Pao for not meeting our usual standards. I also want to thank the readers who reached out to me about this matter for keeping us in check.
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