Month: August 2011

Acceptance Testing with Evan Light and Jorge Dias

Coulda Filet Test::Unit Thoughts on what make good acceptance tests: Don’t write brittle tests Communication between the coder and customer Not being low level Keep them at the same level of abstraction Thoughts on Cucumber: Jorge likes Cucumber’s Given-When-Then Cucumber’s plain english definitions are extra overhead when your customer isn’t going to read your english…

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Rocky Mountain Ruby Conferences with Marty Haught and Charley Baker

Marty is the organizer of the Boulder Ruby Users’ Group and Rocky Mountain Ruby Conference. He’s been programming Ruby since 2005. Charley has been programming Ruby for about 6 or 7 years and doing IT for about 15 years. He got involved with Watir, which led him to Ruby. The Rocky Mountain Ruby Conference is…

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Nginx with Igor Sysoev and Andrey Alexeev

Igor started developing in Nginx in 2002. He started building it because he needed something that would effectively proxy connections in an event driven manner. The other webservers at the time could only handle static content and didn’t scale well. Initially, Nginx was used to proxy Apache webserver. Igor was never really fond of fastcgi….

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Ruby Koans

I’m working on another Cassandra demo, but didn’t have time to finish, so I decided to show you Ruby Koans. It’s a very interesting test-driven approach to learning Ruby. I hope you enjoy it. Download 52.5 MB Download (iPod & iPhone) 31.1 MB Take the 2011 Readers Survey

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Interview with Josh Berkus – Part 2

In this episode we discussed: MongoDB Standardization of NoSQL databases Portability between non-relational databases CouchDB PostgreSQL AGPL license PostgreSQL license (like the BSD license) MySQL is GPLv2 Drizzle has rewritten their MySQL driver so it’s not GPL Oracle’s behavior toward products they own that compete InnoDB MySQL engine Microsoft SQL – The price hike and bug report…

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