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David A.  Black

David A. Black
Principal, Arcturo

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David A. Black, Senior Developer at Cyrus Innovation, Inc., is a
well-known Ruby programmer, trainer, author, speaker, and event
organizer. David is one of the founding directors of Ruby Central, Inc., and has been a co-organizer of every RubyConf since the first
one in 2001, program co-chair for RailsConf, and program chair for
RailsConf Europe. Active in the Ruby world since 2000, David is the
author of The Well-Grounded Rubyist (Manning Publications, 2009), a
Ruby standard library contributor, and a frequent invited speaker at
technical conferences and user groups in the US, Canada, and Europe.

Sessions

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Location: Ballroom II
David A. Black (Arcturo), Jeremy McAnally (Arcturo)
Average rating: **...
(2.53, 19 ratings)
This talk is a discussion of those tough decisions that Rails developers (new and old) face each day. What test framework should I use (and why should I care)? Does my templating system really make it harder for my designer to work? Is Bundler really essential? Two veteran Rails developers will discuss the benefits and tradeoffs (and share their own toolkit choices). Read more.