I just created a gem based on some of the things I learned from the watching the various videos and the ruby book. I would like to get some feedback if you are interested.
The main thing I learned and incorporated are some metaprogramming techniques. But since Ruby is so flexible, I am not sure some of approaches are ok.
Briefly, it’s a gem that wraps the API provided by Merriam Webster Dictionary. The somewhat painful thing about it is the xml response, which has lots of things formatted in a way that’s for display rather than programmatic access.