Scott Chacon on Git and GitHub
Sep 06, 2010
Scott Chacon talks about the technologies that power GitHub (Erlang, Redis,...), and the benefits of Git as a version control and as a storage system.Also: ShowOff, Scott's JS-based presentation tool.
Kevin Rutherford on Refactoring Ruby And Code Smells
Aug 25, 2010
Kevin Rutherford talks about the challenges of refactoring Ruby code, and his open source tool 'reek' which automates the discovery of certain code smells in Ruby code.
John Leach on Virtualization and Unix Tools for the Data Center
Aug 03, 2010
John Leach explains how Brightbox uses Virtualization in the data center and whether Virtualization causes performance problems. Also: a look at a few Unix tools and Linux features that Ruby developers might not know about.
Dan Lucraft on NoSQL DBs with Rails and the Design of JRuby-based Editor RedCar
Jul 19, 2010
Carl Lerche on Rails 3 and Arel
Jul 06, 2010
Carl Lerche talks about the changes, design and new features in Rails 3. Also: the concepts and reasons behind Arel, the Rails 3 relational algebra library.