Chad Fowler

Chad Fowler

Biography

Chad Fowler is an internationally known software developer, trainer, manager, speaker, and musician. Over the past decade he has worked with some of the world's largest companies and most admired software developers. He loves to program computers and, as part of his role as CTO of InfoEther, Inc., spends much of his time solving hard problems for customers in the Ruby language. He is co-organizer of RubyConf, RailsConf, and RailsConf Europe and author or co-author of a number of popular software books.

Books

Programming Ruby 1.9 & 2.0 (Pragmatic Bookshelf) by Dave Thomas, Andy Hunt, Chad Fowler Fourth Edition June 2013
Rails Recipes (Pragmatic Bookshelf) by Chad Fowler Second Edition April 2012
The Passionate Programmer (Pragmatic Bookshelf) by Chad Fowler May 2009
Programming Ruby 1.9 (Pragmatic Bookshelf) by Dave Thomas April 2009
Rails Recipes (Pragmatic Bookshelf) by Chad Fowler June 2006
My Job Went to India (Pragmatic Bookshelf) by Chad Fowler September 2005
Programming Ruby (Pragmatic Bookshelf) by Dave Thomas Second Edition October 2004

Webcasts

Webcast: Radical Career Success in a Down Economy July 01, 2009 We all know we're in the middle of an economic downturn. The news is full of statistics on job loss and unemployment. Everyone is feeling the crunch. In times like this it's natural to worry about your career. Career experts and authors Andy Lester and...

Praise

“A 'must' for any development collection catering to Rails users.”
— James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review: The Bookwatch, The Computer Shelf, September 2012, Volume 7, Number 9
Rails Recipes, Rails 4 ed. by Chad Fowler surprised me with helpful Tips & Tricks at every page.”
— Alessio Caiazza, Abisso Dev.
“Anyone working with Rails or still adding it to their programming capabilities should consider getting Rails Recipes: Rails 3 Edition and keeping it within easy reach.”
— Si Dunn, Sagecreek Productions
“This is my preferred book on Ruby. It complements what you can find on the web by being a logical introduction to a range of topics. ”
— Mike James, I Programmer
“The advice this moderately-sized volume gives, in life and career building (in a proactive fashion) for software professionals is outstanding and much needed it this rapidly evolving and demand-driven technology profession. This guidebook also provides summary guidance in carrying out these 2-4 page essays on self-directed career-building in succinct summaries entitled "Act on it". For these reasons the book is a life changing and outstanding book of guidance for anyone in technology driven design and consulting professions. ”
— Ira Laefsky, Amazon.com
“Reading The Passionate Programmer won't keep you from being laid off next week if that was going to happen anyway. However, reading and practicing what Fowler has to offer, will make you much more involved in your own career process and direction. You can choose to be adrift in the river's current or you can pick up an oar, set a direction, and start rowing. Your choice. ”
— James Pyles, Million Chimpanzees