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Being Dumb And Using It To Your Advantage

Posted by Matt Todd  on  Feb 09, 2009

In this talk from RubyFringe, Matt Todd recommends to stop worrying and simple start implementing ideas, dumb or not.

CouchDB and Me

Posted by Damien Katz  on  Jan 31, 2009 9

In this talk from RubyFringe, Damien Katz explains what drove him to create CouchDB, why he chose Erlang and more.

Conceptual Algorithms

Posted by Tom Preston-Werner  on  Jan 17, 2009 5

In this talk from RubyFringe, GitHub's Tom Preston-Werner talks about a methodical approach to solving problems and debugging, and the "Deathbed Filter".

Jazzers and Programmers

Posted by Nick Sieger  on  Jan 10, 2009 1

In this presentation from RubyFringe, Nick Sieger explains the history and nature of Jazz music and what it has in common with Programming.

Testing is Overrated

Posted by Luke Francl  on  Jan 02, 2009 8

In this talk from RubyFringe, Luke Francl asks: is developer-driven testing really the best way to find software defects? Or is the emphasis on testing and test coverage barking up the wrong tree?

Ruby.rewrite(Ruby)

Posted by Reginald Braihwaite  on  Dec 04, 2008 4

In this RubyFringe talk, Reginald Braithwaite writes Ruby code to read, write, and rewrite Ruby. Demos include extending Ruby with conditional expressions, call-by-name and more.

THERE WILL BE PORN: 10 Dangerous Ideas Nobody Should Implement

Posted by Zed Shaw  on  Nov 25, 2008

In this presentation from RubyFringe, Zed Shaw bids farewell to Ruby, with a few project ideas as well as live music and a few songs about the Ruby community.

Rockstar Memcaching

Posted by Tobias Lütke  on  Oct 28, 2008

In this presentation from RubyFringe, Tobias Lütke talks about memcached, the widely used caching solution. Tobias explains how to use it and gives some practical tips on what not to do.

Archaeopteryx: A Ruby MIDI Generator

Posted by Giles Bowkett  on  Oct 01, 2008 5

Eccentric artist turned overnight anti-celebrity, Giles Bowkett captures the heart and soul of RubyFringe as he demonstrates his revolutionary Archaeopteryx MIDI drum pattern generator.

Deployment Monoculture

Posted by Dan Grigsby  on  Sep 13, 2008 4

In this talk from RubyFringe, Dan Grigsby talks about trying out many different ideas before turning one into a startup.

Ruby Beyond Rails

Posted by John Lam  on  Aug 30, 2008 5

John Lam talks about his path to dynamic languages, some of the problems of making IronRuby run fast, and how the DLR helps with implementing languages.

Do the Hustle

Posted by Obie Fernandez  on  Aug 17, 2008 8

Obie Fernandez shares his experience selling consulting services for both Thoughtworks and Hashrocket and give tips how Ruby developers can work with clients.

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