Remote Conferences

RubyGems.Next – Ruby Remote Conf 2015

The past, present, and future of RubyGems.org and what you'll see from the Ruby community's package manager site. Oh, and some GIFs too.

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Bundler to Rubygems: Long Live the Gemfile – Ruby Remote Conf 2015

Rubygems 2.0 had partial Gemfile support, with Rubygems 2.2 almost all of functionalities ofBundler can be replicated with Rubygems, lets stop using extra layers when the core already does what we want to achieve.

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Let’s Code Like It’s 1969! – Ruby Remote Conf 2015

The world of programming is changing. It's becoming clear that functional languages are the new mainstream. But how do you write code without objects and classes? For the answers, we can look both forwards and backwards, looking at the functional ideas of transformation, combined with some cool techniques from programming's adolescence. 

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Writing Games with Ruby – Ruby Remote Conf 2015

Creating games is crazy-fun and dirt simple with Ruby. If you can make a web app, you can make a game. This session will introduce basic concepts of game programming and show how to implement them using the Gosu library. This includes the game loop, sprites, animation, etc. And it will be fun!

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Swiss Army Rubyknife – Ruby Remote Conf 2015

Peter briefly built Rails apps for a living, but quickly discovered the beauty of using Ruby as a catch-all "Swiss Army knife" for jobs all over the place. In his talk, he'll look at how Ruby can be rapidly put to work doing all sorts of random things that help in other types of day…

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Next To Your App: Ruby Web App Architecture – Ruby Remote Conf 2015

Right next to your app is a world of software you probably don't think about: app servers, Rack interfaces, reverse proxies and load balancers. Starting right next to your app, we'll look at how Ruby web apps are built. Which pieces do you control as the developer? Which pieces are traditionally owned by ops? What…

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How they Work Better Together: Lean UX, Agile Development, and User-Centered Design – Ruby Remote Conf 2015

Design has often been cut off from the development side of the house, creating static images that are then handed off to developers to build. Invariably, this waterfall approach leads to unhappy designers and frustrated programmers, and often a product that misses the mark. Agile Development has solved many of the issues, but in many…

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Ruby in the Datacenter – Ruby Remote Conf 2015

Hundreds of books are available to help you write Ruby source code and there are multiple large disciplines about how to structure the concepts within your code. But when you execute your code it ceases to be source and begins life as a unix process alongside other processes on a piece of hardware somewhere in…

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Playing with Data with Ruby and BigQuery – Ruby Remote Conf 2015

BigData is a buzz word right now and there's a lot of cool things that people are doing. In this talk I'll show you some simple ways you can use Ruby and Google's data tools to explore big data.

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Testing – Ruby Remote Conf 2015

"Red. Green. Refactor" is a great slogan for Test-Driven Development. It's less great as a guide to actual TDD practice. The slogan provides no guidance for two very important questions in a TDD process: "What do I test next?" and "How do I break my problem into testable pieces".   You may have struggled with…

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Aesthetics and the Evolution of Code – Ruby Remote Conf 2015

Symmetry. Simplicity. Elegance. Patterns. Much of how we understand, describe, and value code is based on subjective criteria that are easy for us to grasp intuitively but almost impossible to define or communicate objectively. Can advances in applied aesthetics and theoretical neurology provide insights into the advantages and disadvantages of relying on such elusive criteria?…

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The Route Less Traveled – Ruby Remote Conf 2015

There is often more than one way to do it. Some ways are better than others, and are favored for many reasons. Rails conventions and the way the framework "just works" can be handy in getting your app up and running. Other times Rails puts you in a very difficult spot, and simple, maintainable solutions…

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