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Ruby on Ales is a two-day, single track conference inspired by Ruby, beer, & snow. Reserve a seat and plan to ski, board, or tube when you attend the first annual Ruby on Ales conference in Bend, Oregon.

Ruby On Ales 2011 Schedule

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Recorded and produced by Confreaks, LLC
( 13 available presentations )
03/24/2011, 04:10 PM
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Rating: Everyone
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Date Posted: 07/23/2011
"Then it starts to scan the computer and transmit bits of information every time he clicks the mouse while he's surfing. After a while, [...] we've accumulated a complete mirror image of the content of his hard drive [...]. And then it's time for the hostile takeover." -- Lisb...
03/24/2011, 04:50 PM
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Rating: Everyone
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Date Posted: 08/13/2011
Ruby is a great language for building web applications and manipulating text but it's also the best language to interact with your favorite Mac apps or even build a new app to sell on the Mac App Store. I will demonstrate how to build a simple GUI app in MacRuby and discuss th...
03/24/2011, 05:30 PM
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Rating: Everyone
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Date Posted: 08/14/2011
Puppet and Chef, both of the modern examples of configuration management and systems integration software are written in Ruby. Add Capistrano, Rake, and MCollective to the list and this starts to seem like much more than coincidence. We'll examine the history and implementatio...
03/24/2011, 06:10 PM
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Rating: Everyone
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Date Posted: 09/04/2011
A lot of developers think they either can't or don't need to design. But that's just a myth — everyone can benefit from a few simple design concepts. Learn some simple design hacks you can apply to your documentation, presentations and products to make them just a little bit...
03/24/2011, 08:30 PM
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Rating: Everyone
Viewed 1,805 times
Date Posted: 09/04/2011
You know how to raise and rescue exceptions. But do you know how they work, and how how to structure a robust error handling strategy for your app? Starting out with an in-depth walk-through of Ruby's Ruby's rich failure handling mechanisms -- including some features you may n...
03/24/2011, 09:10 PM
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Rating: Everyone
Viewed 1,354 times
Date Posted: 09/04/2011
03/24/2011, 09:50 PM
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Rating: Everyone
Viewed 1,020 times
Date Posted: 09/04/2011
You _could_ work in a business park. You _could_ lust after an office with a window. You _could_ have a monthly company "meeting" at that bar you have to drive to. Or you could change your environment. I helped create Bendyworks with a firm commitment to the importance of envi...
03/24/2011, 10:40 PM
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03/25/2011, 04:00 PM
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Rating: Everyone
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Date Posted: 03/30/2011
( to the tune of the Ultraman theme song:<br/> ) Tenderlove, Tenderlove<br/> Ruby programming guy<br/> Tenderlove, Tenderlove<br/> he's as awesome as _why Seattle is his home<br/> he's a Ruby brigadier<br/> a gr...
03/25/2011, 04:10 PM
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Rating: Everyone
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Date Posted: 09/19/2011
Single Project, Multi Purpose Enterprise Applications come in multiple flavors these days: Rails, Sinatra, Grape, ZMQ. Let's explore a multi-site mulit-purpose single project architecture which serves all aspects of an enterprise design, heavily seated in RACK. Special atte...
03/25/2011, 04:50 PM
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Rating: Everyone
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Date Posted: 09/19/2011
Stratocaster is an internal GitHub Ruby project written to replace the organically grown GitHub Event timeline. This is a tale of an overgrown MySQL table being replaced by a more specific Redis setup. We'll see what new possibilities that Redis is able to provide. Also, we'll...
03/25/2011, 05:30 PM
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Rating: Everyone
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Date Posted: 09/21/2012
This talk is about a technique for splitting your web applications in half, shifting the model layer into a very clean API running on Sinatra. Its much easier than you think - and with this architecture, you'll experience a great performance boost, and have a useful public fac...
03/25/2011, 08:30 PM
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Rating: Everyone
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Date Posted: 09/21/2012
Most Rubyists are becoming comfortable with using TDD for their Ruby code using RSpec, yet have never written a single test for their JavaScript. This talk will introduce Jasmine as an easy to learn, easy to use JavaScript TDD framework to help you start writing tests now. Usi...