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46:17

Sweet Elixir! A Gentle Introduction to Erlang’s Cute Younger Brother Elixir

Posted by Ryan Cromwell  on  Oct 12, 2014

Ryan Cromwell introduces Elixir, a , functional distributed meta programming language inspired by Ruby and compiling to Erlang VM, covering pattern matching, pipelines and tail-call recursion.

57:42

Learning Rails for Fun and Nonprofit

Posted by Scott Smerchek  on  Sep 27, 2014

Scott Smerchek presents the benefits of using a nonprofit web project to learn Rails and what he learned while building LoveKC.org, introducing various Rails topics.

48:34

PuppetDB: A Story of Immutable Infrastructure

Posted by Deepak Giridharagopal  on  May 09, 2014

Deepak Giridharagopal discusses "immutable infrastructure", PuppetDB and complex invariants, PuppetDB’s architecture, the experience of bringing Clojure to a Ruby shop and lessons learned from that.

36:09

High Availability at Braintree

Posted by Paul Gross  on  Mar 17, 2014

Paul Gross explains how Braintree deals with high availability for their Ruby application.

36:01

Why Ruby Isn't Slow

Posted by Alex Gaynor  on  Dec 04, 2013

Alex Gaynor explains how he solved the usual Ruby VM speed problems with Topaz, a high performance VM built on the same technologies that power PyPy.

07:24

How to Sneak Clojure Into Your Rails Shop

Posted by Joshua Ballanco  on  Oct 14, 2013

Joshua Ballanco introduces Immutant, Immutant Overlay, HornetQ and OpenShift to Ruby and Rails developers.

39:04

How to Narrow Down What to Test

Posted by Zsolt Fabok  on  Sep 08, 2013

Zsolt Fabok presents several methods that can be used to find areas which are worth testing so that organizations do not have to spend more effort on testing than what is absolutely necessary.

01:04:51

Why Aren't You Using Ruby?

Posted by Jim Weirich  on  Jul 11, 2013

Jim Weirich attempts to lure developers to use Ruby for their daily programming tasks.

44:41

Don’t Trust Your Brain

Posted by Paolo Perrotta  on  May 30, 2013 4

Paolo Perrotta discusses the difficulties encountered while learning a new and quite different programming language, in his case Clojure, comparing it with Java and Ruby.

43:41

Web Framework Performance - Examples from Django and Rails

Posted by Gareth Rushgrove  on  Mar 20, 2013

Gareth Rushgrove overviews Ruby on Rails and Django: object caches, fragment and HTTP caching, asset compilation, profiling, log file measurement and framework hooks for instrumentation.

18:46

The Higher Order Rubyist

Posted by Robert Pitts  on  Mar 18, 2013

Robert Pitts presents tools and techniques for using Ruby in an Object-Functional style, along with the pros and cons of such an approach.

Taking the Red Pill: The Ruby Toolbox to Start You Down the Rabbit Hole

Posted by Jamie Wright  on  Oct 05, 2012

Jamie Wright introduces some of the tools, libraries, and methods used to build a SaaS system in Ruby on Rails.

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