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 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 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.
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 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.
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.