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Jonathan Dahl on Programming and Minimalism

Posted by Jonathan Dahl on  Nov 19, 2009

In this interview taped at FutureRuby, Jonathan Dahl explains ways to write clear Ruby code and how to use minimalism as a guiding principle.

Austin Che on Software And Bio Engineering

Posted by Austin Che on  Nov 03, 2009

Austin Che discusses the state of synthetic biology, what software engineering can learn from biology and how software practices are adopted in bio engineering.

Dr Nic Williams on Sustainable Ruby Open Source Development

Posted by Dr Nic Williams on  Oct 21, 2009 2

Dr Nic Williams talks about his Ruby open source contributions (TextMate bundles, newgem,...), and how he manages to keep his many open source projects alive while still having a life.

Luke Galea on Ruby and Erlang

Posted by Luke Galea on  Oct 06, 2009

In this interview taped at FutureRuby, Luke Galea talks about his experience with building sites using Ruby and Merb as well as integrating them using Erlang in the messaging layer.

Ilya Grigorik on Tokyo Cabinet, MySQL and Ruby HTTP Performance

Posted by Ilya Grigorik on  Sep 22, 2009

Ilya Grigorik discusses his company's PostRank algorithm for tracking reader engagement with content. Also: his experience scaling MySQL, Tokyo Cabinet, Ruby HTTP libs, Solr, Amazon EC2 and more.

Brian LeRoux and Robert Ellis on PhoneGap and Mobile Development

Posted by Brian LeRoux, Robert Ellis on  Sep 09, 2009

Brian LeRoux and Robert Ellis explain PhoneGap and how it bridges smartphone platforms with HTML5 and Javascript, while still allowing access to device features like the accelerometer.

Avi Bryant on Trendly, Ruby, Smalltalk and Javascript

Posted by Avi Bryant on  Aug 26, 2009 6

Avi Bryant talks about the iterative process that led to Trendly (http://trendly.com/ ), using Javascript, Ruby and Java in the process. He goes on to give his view on the state of Smalltalk and Squeak and talks about his experiments with writing a Smalltalk that compiles to idiomatic Javascript to make use of all the modern Javascript VMs.

Adam Blum on Rhodes and Mobile Ruby

Posted by Adam Blum on  Aug 11, 2009

Adam Blum discusses Rhodes, the framework for Ruby on smartphones, as well as the concepts of the RhoSync sync client and the hosted development and build service RhoHub.

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