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04-Nov-11 09:15
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As developers, we want to minimize the time we spend fighting with our development environment. The less time we spend dealing with configuration issues, the more time we can spend doing what we do best... creating awesome apps! I show how you can easily set up a development e...

04-Nov-11 09:45
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Rated: Everyone
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There are many strange beasts in the Ruby language. Some of them you might never have seen. Others you might have seen but not understood. Ruby is a big language, and this presentation will show you some of the corners of Ruby that you might not have known about, or even dare...

04-Nov-11 10:30
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Rated: Everyone
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The sweeping changes brought on by Rails 3 and 3.1 haven’t just make our existing development patterns easier, they have opened up the ability for us to build new patterns that accomplish more in a more beautiful and efficient way. In this session you will see how thinking a...

04-Nov-11 11:00
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Rated: Everyone
Views: 2,346

If you’re writing code that looks like User.all.reject(), you’re doing it wrong. Don’t worry though, we’ve all done it before. ActiveRecord makes it all too easy to introduce code that is far from performant, and after awhile, we tend to forget that underneath the pret...

04-Nov-11 11:45
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Rated: Everyone
Views: 1,361

Live podcast recording for Ruby Rogues!

04-Nov-11 13:15
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Rated: Everyone
Views: 1,505

Build features fast. Ship them. That's what we try to do at GitHub. Our process is the anti-process: what's the minimum overhead we can put up with to keep our code quality high, all while building features as quickly as possible? It's not just features, either: faster devel...

04-Nov-11 13:45
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Rated: Everyone
Views: 1,924

Everybody wants to do test-driven development, but switching to TDD or BDD on an existing project that doesn’t have tests presents special challenges. Often, the current code is a tangled mess of dependencies that defeats the very concept of unit testing. Worse, if some...

04-Nov-11 14:30
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Rated: Everyone
Views: 1,115

Rails has been around for seven years now, which means there's been more than enough time for us to build huge, monolithic apps that do way too much. It's no surprise, then, that we've started to see a surge of interest in the decomposing large apps into a set of smaller, inte...

04-Nov-11 15:00
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Rated: Everyone
Views: 1,748

On some teams, pairing is the norm, and some developers really enjoy the collaboration, experiencing enhanced productivity.Others work on teams where pairing is shunned, avoided, or... faked. I have been on a quest to discover, on the one hand, why some who call themselves cr...

04-Nov-11 15:30
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Rated: Everyone
Views: 975

We are known for our community. Does this mean our job is done? Are we starting to stagnate? Simply gathering Rubyists together isn't enough. How are you improving your community? Fear not as anyone of you can take action. Whether you live in a place with no organized Ruby mee...

04-Nov-11 16:15
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Rated: Everyone
Views: 55,021

Robert C. Martin (Uncle Bob) has been a software professional since 1970. In the last 40 years, he has worked in various capacities on literally hundreds of software projects. He has authored "landmark" books on Agile Programming, Extreme Programming, UML, Object-Oriented Prog...

05-Nov-11 09:15
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Rated: Everyone
Views: 1,822

You are happily writing new code for your system when all of a sudden the code is not behaving the way you thought it should. Perhaps you just created a failing test, and the code you wrote was expected to make the test pass ... but it doesn't. What's the first thing you do? ...

05-Nov-11 09:45
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Rated: Everyone
Views: 1,077

This talk will dive into the details of OpenShift Express and it's support for Ruby and Rack. It will also cover how we are using Ruby internally on our development of OpenShift. This session will not only walk you through how to use OpenShift to deploy a Rails 3 application, ...

05-Nov-11 10:30
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Rated: Everyone
Views: 1,787

Tired of maintaining your one-off script that has now become someone's job to execute? Wishing you could create polished applications on the command line similar to git or cucumber? In my talk, I'll talk about what makes a command line application "awesome", and why you should...

05-Nov-11 11:00
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Rated: Everyone
Views: 4,159

Are your methods timid? Do they constantly second-guess themselves, checking for nil values, errors, and unexpected input? Even the cleanest Ruby codebases can become littered over time with nil checks, error handling, and other interruptions which steal attention away from t...

05-Nov-11 11:45
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Choosing a data storage engine is an important decision, but it doesn’t have to be painful if you know the landscape. We’ll look at several DBMSs (and a few you’ve never heard of), compare and contrast them based on use-cases, and how to plug each into Ruby. Authoring t...

05-Nov-11 13:15
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Views: 1,380

Ever wonder how netflix can predict what rating you would give to a movie? How do recommendation engines get built? Well, it's possible with JRuby and it's fairly straight forward. Many engines are built purely on support vector machine regressions which map arrays of data on...

05-Nov-11 13:45
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Rated: Everyone
Views: 1,262

We spend a large portion of our time thinking about code and technical project issues. What about the people side of things? The majority of project failures occur because of people, not technology. What we need are guides that help us navigate the waters between the people ar...

05-Nov-11 14:30
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Rated: Everyone
Views: 1,129

We are probably all familiar with the dreaded edge cases that creep up on our production code and sucker punch it with inputs we never expected. I bet most of us have scrambled to fix those at one time or another. The good news is that you don't have to live in fear of edge c...

05-Nov-11 15:00
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Rated: Everyone
Views: 1,863

I wanted to know, "Do I need to learn about EventMachine or node.js? Can I use threads? What is so good or bad about threading in Ruby 1.8, Ruby 1.9, JRuby and Rubinius 2.0?" What was important to mewas the the choice was abstracted away. I wanted to write normal, step-by-st...

05-Nov-11 15:45
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Rated: Everyone
Views: 1,137

Did you know there are video games, both console and handheld, that talk directly to a Rails stack to provide functionality, both in-game and on the web? Did you know that there are Ruby/Rails services running 24/7/365 to process game data for over 40 million players around th...

05-Nov-11 16:15
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Views: 1,074
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