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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. Also: he explains how to use the "Deathbed Filter" for choosing projects.

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

Developer-driven testing is probably the most influential software development technique of the last 10-15 years. There's no question that it has improved the practice of building software. And in a dynamic language like Ruby, it's hard to get by without it. But is it really the best way to find 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 shows how to write Ruby that reads, writes, and rewrites Ruby. The demos include extending the Ruby language with conditional expressions, new forms of evaluation such as call-by-name and call-by-need, 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 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

Giles Bowkett captures the heart and soul of the RubyFringe conference as he demonstrates his revolutionary Archaeopteryx MIDI generator. He delivers an eloquent, highly politicized call to action in a career-defining presentation that is raucously hilarious yet unnerving in its practicality.

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

At RubyFringe 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 will leverage his experience successfully selling consulting services for both Thoughtworks and Hashrocket to help you with the following questions: How do I figure out how to price my services? How do I figure out the kind of work I want to sell? How do I write contracts and statements of work? What about proposals? And RFPs? How do I close the deal?

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