Couldn’t Be At MountainWest RubyConf ? Watch The Presentations Now!

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At MountainWest RubyConf? Watch The Presentations Now! via Ruby Inside
by Peter C. on 4/7/08

If you couldn’t get to the popular MountainWest RubyConf two weeks ago,
don’t fear. In conjunction with Confreaks, videos of all of the
presentations are available to watch online. 14 videos are available,
including the following:

Strengthening the Ruby Ecosystem Part I: Rubinius by Evan P. -
Evan gives a general overview of Rubinius, how the project has worked
out so far, and what the goal is with its development.

Strengthening the Ruby Ecosystem Part II: Merb by Ezra Z. - A
similarly general overview of Merb, a Ruby Web applications framework.
A great executive overview of the Merb project generally.

Code Generation: The Safety Scissors of Metaprogramming by Giles
Bowkett - Giles looks at the beauties (and dangers!) of meta
programming and other voodoo with Ruby. This is a particularly
interesting talk, and an ideal one to watch if you’re short of time.

Faster, Better ORM with DataMapper by Yehuda K. - An overview of the
DataMapper ORM, a compelling alternative to ActiveRecord.

Deep Ruby by Jeremy McAnally - A look at Ruby’s object model and other
“deep” Ruby issues. This is a pretty interesting talk too, for those
who like to look at the nitty gritty.

BDD with Shoulda by Tammer Saleh - Shoulda is a great, small, simple
testing plugin for Rails applications with a BDD flavor.

Lightning Talks by Various - The lightning talks include Mike M.
doing a “Binary Lottery” program with _why’s Shoes, Chris S. talking
about “Guessmethod“, Ed Moss talking about Active Scaffold, and more.

It seems MountainWest had a really high quality level of talks, so give
it a thought when choosing which Ruby events to attend next year.

(On another level, I’m kinda surprised by how many Rubyists seem to
have ended up working in groups - whether ThoughtBot, ENTP, or Engine

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