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Scotland Ruby 2011 Schedule

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08-Apr-11 01:00
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Rated: Everyone
Views: 1,242
08-Apr-11 02:30
Gh1_01_durranjordan

The Ruby community's passion for open source is unparalleled with respect to other languages, however it comes at a price. In this talk some extremely opinionated ideas will be presented in the hopes of sparking some great conversion around the following areas:

Code quality...

08-Apr-11 02:30
Ml1_02_tjennings_mcerna
Rated: Everyone
Views: 1,157

What happens when your little Rails app makes it big time? What would you learn about your system if you had to double capacity every three months? How do you scale the human side to keep up with the success of the business? There are all questions we've been forced to answer ...

08-Apr-11 02:30
Lib1_01_stook_cparsons
Rated: Everyone
Views: 752

Sometimes we forget the ability we coders have to build useful products which other people can only dream of coming up with. This is made even easier for us by languages such as Ruby and frameworks such as Rails and Sinatra. There are plenty of people in the world for whom sim...

08-Apr-11 03:30
Ml1_03_mathiasmeyer

Evented programming for the Ruby masses.

08-Apr-11 03:30
Lib1_02_erinobrien
Rated: Everyone
Views: 1,124

In this talk, I will aim to address some issues about the low number of women in the field. I will base my discussion on current research trends, mainly from the field of Psychology, to discuss why there aren’t more female programmers and what can be done to successfully rec...

08-Apr-11 04:30
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Rated: Everyone
Views: 763

There are more smart people building software now than there have been at any point in the past, which means that it's more important than ever to stay on top of new developments, libraries, frameworks, and everything else. To really take advantage of this wealth of innovation...

08-Apr-11 04:30
Ml1_04_alangardner

As software developers we all spend a lot of time learning. We have to learn new languages, new tools, new methods and new problem domains on a regular basis. But, are we learning efficiently?

During this talk we’ll look at our personal development and see how we can use ...

08-Apr-11 04:30
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Rated: Everyone
Views: 806

PCI DSS is a vague and horrific standard that anyone that has anything to do with taking or processing payments by card has to adere to. Luckily, it has as much to do with common sense as it does with security and is not as insurmountable a challenge as some would have you bel...

08-Apr-11 06:15
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Rated: Everyone
Views: 991

One important part of the DevOps movement is infrastructure automation, especially if you are running your application on top of services like Amazon EC2.

Everybody's dream is to be able to bootstrap and deploy hundreds or even thousands of machines with a few simple comman...

08-Apr-11 06:15
Ml1_05_jeremyhinegardner
Rated: Everyone
Views: 724

We are inundated with copious amounts of data day in and day out. We manage volumes of the stuff. We Produce it, archive it, throw it away, and sometimes, if we are lucky, we look at it and we find a story.

This talk is about examining and visualizing data to teasing out it...

08-Apr-11 06:15
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Rated: Everyone
Views: 744

Rong is a client-server Pong implementation written in Ruby that hopes to take a whack at your office productivity. Though Pong itself is a relatively uncomplex game, it allows a variety of interesting game programming problems to be illuminated when constructing the game in a...

08-Apr-11 07:30
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Rated: Everyone
Views: 1,125

Ruby is ‘known to be slow’ – but what does that exactly mean, does it really matter, and – more importantly – what can we do about this?

This presentation, based on hands-on experience of using Ruby for scientific computations, shows how to profile Ruby applicatio...

08-Apr-11 07:30
Lib1_05_anthonyeden

The Domain Name System provides the foundation of the Internet, but how well do you understand it? This talk will help improve your understanding of DNS and how you can query it and control it with Ruby.

08-Apr-11 08:30
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Rated: Everyone
Views: 917

We think about the software we build as doing things, test it to ensure it does the right thing, and hope we can easily change what it does. We forget that we write software; that we read code, our own and that of others; that our software is as much a written text as a wo...

08-Apr-11 08:30
Ml1_07_garmorley

Modern web apps developers, we have it easy, right? A lot of the infrastructure and functionality of our apps can be farmed out to cloud based services, allowing us to focus our time and energy on the stuff that makes our apps stand out. But there is a dark side to the cloud, ...

08-Apr-11 08:30
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Rated: Everyone
Views: 979

Beautiful, performant and all Ruby inside! MacRuby is a Ruby 1.9 implementation built on top of the core Mac OS/X technologies that allow you to build pure Mac desktop applications using your favorite language.

08-Apr-11 11:00
Ml1_lighteningtalks_01
Rated: Everyone
Views: 717

Lightning talks

08-Apr-11 12:00
Ml1_lighteningtalks_02
Rated: Everyone
Views: 589
09-Apr-11 02:30
Gh2_01_martynloughran

I'll tell three stories about the building of our web services Panda and Pusher. Three interesting problems which we solved simply and elegantly using eventmachine and Redis. I'll show you real code, talk about writing elegant evented code, and hopefully inspire you to solve p...

09-Apr-11 02:30
Ml2_01_joeobrian

"Self employment can be wonderful. You get to work half days. You just have to decide is it from 12pm to 12am or 12am to 12pm. " This was some of the first advice I received from someone and I laughed. Little did I know how right he would be. Why do we go into business for our...

09-Apr-11 02:30
Lib2_01_nicksieger

While JRuby makes all kinds of sense as integration glue for enterprise Java applications, introducing Rails into an existing application without doing any significant rewriting may not be obvious. We'll present and demonstrate several strategies for incrementally moving porti...

09-Apr-11 03:30
Gh2_02_glennvanderburg
Rated: Everyone
Views: 8,029

Software engineering as it’s taught in universities simply doesn’t work. It doesn’t produce software systems of high quality, and it doesn’t produce them for low cost. Sometimes, even when practiced rigorously, it doesn’t produce systems at all.

That’s odd, beca...

09-Apr-11 03:30
Ml2_02_jnicklascjkihlbom

While most Ruby developers are very familiar with testing their code, front end and JavaScript testing is still a new frontier for many. This talk will show you how to easily write and run JavaScript integration tests with Capybara and Cucumber, and unit tests with Evergreen a...

09-Apr-11 03:30
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Rated: Everyone
Views: 1,372

Build an Underwater Remote operated vehicle, use an Arduino as the brains and MacRuby to provide the user interface and control.

09-Apr-11 04:30
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Rated: Everyone
Views: 746

Ruby has a thriving testing ecosystem which is leading the way in many ways. But innovation in testing is not limited by language. Lots of interesting ideas are evolving from outside our comfy red world. It’s time we expanded our horizons and learn about some of the testing ...

09-Apr-11 04:30
Ml2_03_enriquecombariepenhausen

To many rails applications suffer from ActiveRecorditis in their models. We expose the api of our domain to the other layers of the application (controllers and views) offering methods that have nothing to do with the domain we are modelling. Our problem?

The language we us...

09-Apr-11 04:30
Lib2_03_gustinprudner
Rated: Everyone
Views: 690

Ruby cultivates happiness by making it easier to implement our ideas, reducing the mental friction that some languages impose. We'll explore concepts and practical techniques to help you feel all warm and fuzzy inside when developing with Ruby.

09-Apr-11 06:15
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Rated: Everyone
Views: 678

It's unanimously decided: SQL is out, everything else is in. Well, that's what everyone is saying at least. If you pick your data store based on the bullet points of their website, this talk is for you. Companies like Amazon, Google, and Yahoo! have been building these systems...

09-Apr-11 06:15
Ml2_04_rorymccune

When you're designing a new web application there are a lot of things competing for a limited amount of time. Whilst Security is important, it's only one of the factors that need to be considered for a successful application.

This presentation aims to cover practical and st...

09-Apr-11 07:30
Gh2_05_stevenbaker

Smalltalk is one of the forefathers of Object Oriented programming, and has a long history of being used in the field. One of the quiet players, many have heard of Smalltalk without having worked with it, but Smalltalk is indispensable in many industries including insurance, s...

09-Apr-11 07:30
Ml2_05_konstantinhaase
Rated: Everyone
Views: 1,146

At least since node.js everyone knows that real time HTTP responses are the next big thing. The secrets of handling incoming requests asynchronously with Ruby is not yet far spread among Rubyists, as the internals needed for such responses are neither specified nor documented ...

09-Apr-11 07:30
Lib2_05_keavymcminn
Rated: Everyone
Views: 713

Whether you are a student, a freelancer, an employee or running a company, your career is your responsibility.

This talk will deliver a plan to review your career in terms of mind, body, heart and soul health.

09-Apr-11 08:30
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Rated: Everyone
Views: 1,131
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