Interview: John Lam on IronRuby, Microsoft and Open Source

by Werner Schuster Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 02, 2008 1

In this interview from RubyFringe, John Lam talks about his work on IronRuby and how Microsoft is approaching Open Source software development.


Presentation: Rockstar Memcaching

by Werner Schuster Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 28, 2008

In this presentation from RubyFringe, Tobias Lütke talks about memcached, the widely used caching solution. Tobias explains how to use it and gives some practical tips on what not to do.


Interview: Tom Preston-Werner on Powerset, GitHub, Ruby and Erlang

by Werner Schuster Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 17, 2008 1

In this interview filmed at RubyFringe 2008, Tom Preston-Werner talks about how both Powerset and GitHub use Ruby and Erlang, as well as tools like Fuzed, god, and more.


Interview: Reginald Braithwaite on Rewrite

by Abel Avram Follow 5 Followers on  Sep 19, 2008 2

In this interview, Reginald Braithwaite talks about his past experiences with languages, programming, and software development, and what attracted him to Ruby. He also talks about Rewrite, a collection of features which add "sexp-rewriting meta-programming to Ruby".


Presentation: Ruby Beyond Rails

by Werner Schuster Follow 4 Followers on  Sep 02, 2008 5

John Lam talks about his path to dynamic languages, some of the problems of making IronRuby run fast, and how the DLR helps with implementing languages.


Interview: Nick Sieger on JRuby

by Werner Schuster Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 27, 2008

In this interview recorded at RubyFringe, Nick Sieger talks about the future of JRuby, Java Integration, and his work on JEE deployment tools for Ruby on Rails like Warbler.


Presentation: Do The Hustle

by Werner Schuster Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 19, 2008 8

In this presentation at RubyFringe, Obie Fernandez shares his experience selling consulting services for both Thoughtworks and Hashrocket and gives advice on how developers/consultants can deal with clients by setting minimal requirements, saying "No" and how to choose hourly rates and much more.


YARD - Code Metadata And Documentation Generation for Ruby

by Werner Schuster Follow 4 Followers on  Jul 29, 2008 1

YARD is an extensible tool to provide metadata about Ruby code using Javadoc-style meta tags. The metadata includes optional type annotations using either type names or structural type information. We look at YARD and how Merb and the Ruby In Steel IDE use similar approaches for optional type annotations.

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