Damian Conway discusses what regexes really are, how they actually work, and how programmers can make use of their existing software development skills to construct correct and efficient regexes. *Note: We're not able to use our standard split-screen view to show this, but wanted to bring it to you anyway.*
Avdi Grimm takes Bash to its limits and beyond.
Jim Driscoll discusses using ADFm to create and change Groovy scripts at runtime and debugging a live system with JWDP.
Matthew Moloney shares some of the F# tools built at Microsoft Research for dealing with Big Data.
Kyle Simpson reviews the script loading history and discusses current script loading techniques and the browser and HTML support for them.
Ben Hall shows how Ruby testing tools can help with .NET and ASP.NET development and takes a look at RSpec, Webrat, Cucumber, Selenium and others. Also: a peek at using IronRuby for testing .NET apps.
Tom Enebo explains reasons for choosing JRuby: Hotspot optimizations, JVM Garbage Collectors, tools like profilers. Also: how JRuby helps to write cleaner, more expressive code with Java libraries.
In this FutureRuby talk, Ilya Grigorik explores Tokyo Cabinet's features such as the key-value store, ordered traversal, attribute search, schemaless data structures,indexing, and scripting with Lua.
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.