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RubyConf India 2010 A Big Success

by Obie Fernandez on  Apr 07, 2010 3

RubyConf India 2010, the first RubyConf to be held in India, took place on March 20th and 21st at The Royal Orchid Hotel in Bangalore. Over 400 attendees from 29 cities across the globe representing 119 companies, mostly startups, enjoyed talks 25 speakers, many of them influential leaders in the international Ruby community.

Experiment Driven Development - The Post-Agile Way

by Sebastien Auvray on  Feb 25, 2010 6

TDD and BDD are now widely-used software development techniques. However, solely following TDD & BDD may still lead to missed business opportunities, or worse, a negative impact to the business. Two questions which TDD & BDD are unable to answer are: How do you measure the usage of your application? How do you get feedback from your customers? Is Experiment-Driven Development (EDD) the answer?

RubyConf'08 Videos: Ruby VMs: Internals of YARV, Rubinius, MagLev

by Werner Schuster on  Dec 04, 2008

The videos from RubyConf '08 are available. We looked at the Ruby VM talks. Sasada Koichi, creator of the Ruby 1.9 VM, talks about the state of the VM, experiments with Ruby to C AOT, Ricsin and more. Evan Phoenix talks about the state of the Rubinius C++ VM. A detailed talk shows how MagLev is implemented. Also: MacRuby, JRuby, IronRuby, VM optimizations, RubySpec.

MountainWest RubyConf 2008 Videos

by Mirko Stocker on  Apr 23, 2008

The videos from MountainWest RubyConf 2008 are all available for downloading from the Confreaks website. We selected a few videos and provide an overview and some entry points into the talks.

RubyConf 2007 Presentations Now Online

by Sam Aaron on  Dec 25, 2007

Confreaks, who provide recording and networking services for conferences have just recently released the complete set of presentations from this year's RubyConf, the seventh international Ruby conference which took place in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

IronRuby on Silverlight Demo at RubyConf

by Robert Bazinet on  Nov 15, 2007 2

John Lam recently gave the folks at RubyConf a sneak-peak to what is coming from Microsoft's commitment to Ruby running on its Dynamic Language Runtime (DLR) and Silverlight.

RubyConf 2007 Registration Open

by Werner Schuster on  Sep 06, 2007

The registration for RubyConf 2007 is now open. Since RubyConf is a quite small conference, speed is of the issue to get a spot. The Agenda promises interesting talks on Ruby implementations and more.

InfoQ Interview: Rich Kilmer on the Power of Ruby

by Obie Fernandez on  Jun 25, 2007

Rich Kilmer is one of the Ruby world's great conversationalists and storytellers. In this InfoQ exclusive interview, Rich tells us about using Ruby at DARPA, the research arm of the USA's military, plus how he has leveraged a variety of cutting-edge software and techniques such as Flash, DSLs, OWL and semantic web technologies in conjunction with Ruby.

FiveRuns: First Production Rails Management Suite

by Sebastien Auvray on  May 31, 2007 1

Despite Rails popularity, no professional suite existed yet to monitor Rails apps end to end. FiveRuns announced the availability of its solution at RailsConf07.

Interview: David Black on the Success of Ruby

by Obie Fernandez on  Jan 29, 2007

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.

Book Excerpt: What is the Ruby Way?

by Obie Fernandez on  Oct 19, 2006

Author Hal Fulton has finished updating his modern classic, The Ruby Way. The publication of the second edition, due the third week of October to coincide with RubyConf 2006, marks the launch of Addison Wesley's Professional Ruby Series.

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