Great Lakes Ruby Bash 2011 will be held June 18th at Case Western Reserve University. Cost of admission is only $50! Registration is limited to 125 attendees, so make sure you register today.
We’d like to thank Within3 for sponsoring this year’s conference.
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Expanding Ruby's Horizons with JRuby
Rubyists are proportionally well-represented as inventors of new tools and libraries, being not so much victims of not-invented-here syndrome as they are keen on creating neat new things. When it comes to solving problems at the application level, using well-known and long-lived tools open up the possibilities for building awesome,...
Where are all the Women?
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 recruit/retain...
Jeff "Cheezy" Morgan
A day in the life of an acceptance tester
This four person skit will demonstrate the interaction of team members on an agile development team as they use cucumber to create and use acceptance tests to build a web application. During this skit we will hear from the Product Owner, the User Interface designer, the Developer, and of course...
Communicating Effectively for Fun and Profit
Communication is undeniably one of the most important facets of the software development process. How often do we focus on learning ways to communicate better with our pairs, our teams, our clients?
This talk will address the issue of communication, and suggest practical, implementable ways to foster clearer more effective...
Front end code you can love with coffeescript and backbone
As ruby developers, we’ve been dragged toward richer web apps, sometimes kicking and screaming. But now it’s time to embrace rich web development: we are now in a position to make our client side code as beautiful and maintainable as our server side ruby code. Coffeescript gives us a beautiful...
ActiveRecord is Rotting Your Brain
If you’re writing code that looks like User.all.reject(), you’re doing it wrong. Don’t worry though, we’ve all done it before. ActiveRecord makes it all too easy to introduce code that is far from performant, and after awhile, we tend to forget that underneath the pretty API, we’re still producing...
Look Ma, No Users! Cucumber ATDD for Applications Without A UI
Several years ago, Rails took the web development world by storm, capturing the imagination of developers everywhere, and effectively putting Ruby on the map for a legion of passionate software developers. But this outstanding ambassador for the Ruby programming language has not gained as much traction in the realm of...
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