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Programming and Minimalism



In this talk from FutureRuby, Jonathan Dahl talks about minimalism and clarity in writing and how to use these principles in programming.


Jonathan Dahl is a developer and entrepreneur. His projects include FlixCloud (, a distributed video transcoding service partnered with On2 Technologies; Tumblon (, a site that provides parents with interactive developmental information for their children; and a few dozen consulting gig; he blogs at

About the conference

FutureRuby isn't a Ruby conference, but a conference for Rubyists. This is a call to order - a congress of the curious characters that drew us to this community in the first place. We have a singular opportunity to express a long-term vision, a future where Ruby drives creativity and prosperity without being dampened by partisan politics.

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Aug 19, 2009