Personal schedule for Scott Smith

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Tutorial
Location: Room 307 - 308
Chad Pytel (thoughtbot, inc.), Tammer Saleh (Engine Yard)
Average rating: ***..
(3.55, 40 ratings)
As experienced Rails consultants, and authors of the upcoming Rails AntiPatterns book, Chad Pytel and Tammer Saleh have seen their fair share of terrible code. This workshop is best suited for developers already familiar with Ruby on Rails. Participants should bring their laptops, setup for Ruby on Rails development, and any code they wish to share. Read more.
Tutorial
Location: Ballroom II
David Chelimsky (DRW Trading), Aslak Hellesøy (Bekk Consulting AS)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 44 ratings)
Cucumber is all the rage these days, but many developers struggle to understand how and when to use it. It is designed to be an Acceptance Testing tool in the context of BDD, but that explanation tends to bring up even more questions. Read more.
Tutorial
Location: Ballroom II
Mike Clark (The Pragmatic Studio)
Average rating: ****.
(4.13, 52 ratings)
I find myself living in two worlds these days. On one hand, I'm a web programmer building centralized applications mostly with Rails. On the other hand, I'm an iPhone/iPad developer creating mobile applications. My mobile apps live in my pocket and on my tablet; my web apps live on the 'net and in the cloud. Read more.
General
Location: Room 307 - 308
Elise Huard (Jabberwocky)
Average rating: ***..
(3.40, 15 ratings)
We've all found ourselves in situations where we had to evaluate very quickly what the quality was of a Rails codebase. In some cases it's to evaluate an acquisition, in other cases to put an estimate on maintenance and evolution of an existing application. My talk will describe how to smell out,in one day, hour by hour, whether there are any pain points,and where they are. Read more.
General
Location: Ballroom I
John Nunemaker (OrderedList, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 80 ratings)
"Don't repeat yourself." "Don't reinvent the wheel." Phrases like this are thrown around like crazy in the programming world, but one is missing. Repeat others. The best way to learn is to imitate those that are better than us. Read more.
General
Location: Room 307 - 308
Aaron Bedra (Relevance, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 52 ratings)
There are a lot of great code quality and analysis tools out there just begging to sink their claws into your app. Learn how to plug them all in and harness their power to not only tell you how your doing, but also to fail your builds in new and exciting ways. Read more.
General
Location: Room 307 - 308
Anthony Eden (DNSimple)
Average rating: ***..
(3.37, 46 ratings)
It is inevitable that at some point in your career as a developer you will inherit code developed by others. Trying to understand code developed by someone else can often lead to stress and frustration, but it doesn't have to. This talk will provide you with tools and techniques to help understand and begin working with code from other developers quickly and easily. Read more.
General
Location: Room 309- 310
Ilya Grigorik (igvita.com), Dan Sinclair (PostRank Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.73, 67 ratings)
No threads, no callbacks, just pure IO scheduling with Ruby 1.9, Fibers, and Eventmachine. All the nice things we love about writing synchronous code, but completely asynchronous under the covers – the best of both worlds. A hands on look at the architecture, mechanics, and involved libraries towards creating the next generation Ruby web-servers. Read more.
General
Location: Room 307 - 308
Rick Bradley (OG Consulting)
Average rating: ****.
(4.11, 18 ratings)
See real-world deep refactorings of production Rails apps under heavy active development. Focused tests are introduced to mission-critical applications having serious structural and design problems. We stop code decay, refactor under heavy testing, and converge to a clean well-tested implementation of a coherent domain design. Rescue missions in 45 minutes. Read more.
General
Location: Ballroom I
Evan Phoenix (Engine Yard)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 24 ratings)
Rubinius 1.0 is finally out, and Evan will talk about what you can expect from using Rubinius. He'll cover performance, tips, tricks, etc. Additionally, he'll be previewing features that will be in 1.1! Read more.
General
Location: Ballroom II
Chris Wanstrath (GitHub)
Average rating: ***..
(3.96, 72 ratings)
Redis is fast. Rails is good. Resque is cheap. It's a match made in heaven. Learn how to use Resque with Rails, how GitHub processes background jobs, and why Redis makes it blissful. We'll compare Resque to other solutions, discuss design patterns, and review the plugins that add infrastructure. Read more.
General
Location: Room 309- 310
John Athayde (LivingSocial)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 102 ratings)
Views are still the wild west of the web application area. A sea of DIV after DIV with tables tossed in for non-tabular data creates a sea of messy code that hurts the product both in performance and bandwidth. We'll look at the common pitfalls of view code, how to refactor that code into lean, semantic HTML, CSS and presnters that is not only pretty, but also correct and proper. Read more.
General
Location: Ballroom I
Joseph Wilk (Songkick.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.07, 44 ratings)
Tools like Cucumber encourage driving new pieces of functionality through tests which cut through the entire Rails web stack, including the database. As a consequence these Acceptance tests can be quite slow. This leaves us in a dichotomy, you want to keep adding new features to your product and you want to maintain rapid test feedback. Somethings got to give. So how do we scale Acceptance tests? Read more.
General
Location: Room 307 - 308
Jesse Newland (GitHub)
Average rating: ***..
(3.60, 20 ratings)
In order to ensure continuous application availability without dealing with antiquated monitoring tools a Rails developer should be able to assert the correct behavior of a production application from the outside in using familiar tools to protect revenue. Read more.
General
Location: Ballroom I
Clinton N. Dreisbach (Relevance, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.91, 64 ratings)
Rails 3 is full of great new features for plugin authors: a stable API, more modularity, and the ability to hook into its generators. To add these features, though, Rails had to change a lot, breaking compatibility with many current plugins. We're going to walk together on what the major changes are and migrate some favorite plugins to be work well with and take advantage of Rails 3. Read more.
General
Location: Ballroom IV
Tony Pitale (Viget Labs)
Average rating: **...
(2.91, 33 ratings)
User behavior tracking can be difficult. If done properly, it can be invaluable in helping to shape the evolution of your product. Done poorly, and it can lead to expensive mistakes. Learn the tools and techniques that will help you make the right choices. Read more.
General
Location: Ballroom IV
Jonathan Palley (Idapted Ltd.), Lei Guo (Idapted Ltd)
Average rating: ****.
(4.04, 70 ratings)
This talk shares the experience, process and best practices of splitting a single monolithic rails application into many smaller independently-developable but integrated system of applications. The result is lower development time, greater stability and scalability and higher developer productivity. Read more.
co-presented by Ruby Central, Inc. O'Reilly
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  • Heroku
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  • Blue Box Group
  • InfoEther
  • JetBrains
  • New Relic
  • Open Hosting
  • Rhomobile
  • WyeWorks
  • Linux Pro Magazine
  • Chargify

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