Dr Nic Williams talks about the state of the Rails community, the reasons for supporting JRuby and Rubinius implementations and for creating RailsInstaller.
Wayne Seguin explains the ideas behind the Ruby Version Manager (RVM) and the problems it solves, as well as the SM shell scripting framework.
Aaron Patterson talks about performance in Ruby and Rails, some of the challenges Rails and Rack pose for the Ruby GC, and much more.
Rich Kilmer talks about the benefits of using Ruby and Rails at LivingSocial and the state of the Ruby community and Ruby in the enterprise.
Gregory Brown explains the Ruby Mendicant University, a free online school for software developers that combines mentoring and training.
JRuby project lead Charles Nutter discusses how he got involved with JRuby, Sun's involvement with JRuby, how JRuby fits into enterprise-level web applications, the possibility of a friendly fork of the OpenJDK source code, reasons for switching to JRuby, the future of JRuby, Spring and JRuby, and the Ruby community as a whole.
Zed Shaw and Matt Pelletier sat down with InfoQ's Obie Fernandez at RailsConf to explore some of the reasoning behind setting up the mongrel project, getting adoption in enterprise and dealing with developers who just aren't ready. Watch the interview to find out how much Shaw's Enterprise Mongrel product will cost, where the support contracts are and who'll come out on top when the vultures land.
Noted Ruby community leader and author David Black puts the success of Ruby and the growth of its community in historical perspective, why Matz is an optimal custodian for the language, and the overall success of Ruby and Rails and related conferences. We also discuss David's book Ruby for Rails, and why it's needed at this time by the Rails community.