Sent to you by Manuel GonzÃ¡lez Noriega via Google Reader: Couldnâ€™t Be
At MountainWest RubyConf? Watch The Presentations Now! via Ruby Inside
by Peter C. on 4/7/08
If you couldnâ€™t get to the popular MountainWest RubyConf two weeks ago,
donâ€™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 youâ€™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 Rubyâ€™s object model and other
â€œdeepâ€ 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 â€œBinary Lotteryâ€ program with _whyâ€™s Shoes, Chris S. talking
about â€œGuessmethodâ€œ, 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, Iâ€™m kinda surprised by how many Rubyists seem to
have ended up working in groups - whether ThoughtBot, ENTP, or Engine
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