Summary: The Rubyology podcast is a series of lessons learned by Chris Matthieu on his endeavor of switching from Microsoft .NET programming to Ruby on Rails. Believe it or not, there are similarities between both Micorost ASP and .NET and Ruby on Rails. Let Chris show you how to get up and running on Rails and become proficient with Ruby with little effort. Learn AJAX tricks, tagging, buddy lists, rating, and other Web 2.0 social network programming techniques and get your idea to market today! While you are at it, check out the Rubyology.com website for code snippets and additional show information.
Chris Matthieu caught up with Ben Klang and Ben Langfeld of MojoLingo to discuss the new release of Adhearsion 2.0, the Ruby framework for building telephony apps on Asterisk and PRISM.
Today, I spoke with Ben Klang and Ben Langfeld of Mojo Lingo about Adhearsion and the upcoming AdhearsionConf in San Francisco 10/8 and 10/9. We also talked about new technology coming to Adhearsion including: Rayo, the new real-time protocol developed by Voxeo Labs, and Punchblock, the new rack-like Ruby middleware for telephony apps.
Chris Matthieu sat down with Steven Bristol from LessEverything to chat about his upcoming involvement at the Madison Ruby Conference, 8/18/2011 - 8/20/2011. Steven will be moderating two panels: 1. Software as a Service (Note: I'll be on that panel) 2. Software Testing Steven is a real cool and accomplished guy but don't tell him that because it will go to his head :)
Chris Matthieu sat down with Jessie Shternshus to chat about her upcoming involvement at the Madison Ruby Conference, 8/18/2011 - 8/20/2011. As founder and owner of The IMPROV EFFECT, Jessie weds her lifelong passion for, and expertise in, improvisational acting with the fast paced demands of the corporate world. In her classes and workshops she helps people become better listeners, team players, leaders, and communicators. Her physically engaging and playful workshops are relevant to all fields of life; participants of her workshops vary from college professors to engineers and from web developers to lawyers. Jessie will be helping the conference get started on the right foot with a social flare and will be giving tips throughout the conference on how to give an awesome Lightning Talk! "I will give you some tips on how to do a Kick Ass Lightning round talk by using the theories of improvisation. You will get a chance to practice your new skills and hear some feedback. Learn how to get your point across in a clear and confident way. Understand how to make your message stick. Be aware of the signals you are sending to your audience."
Chris Matthieu sat down with Jim Freeze, the LSRC organizer, and John Dyer, one of Tropo's System Engineers and Developer Evangelists. Get ready for an awesome two-track Ruby conference with an all-star presenter cast starting tomorrow (8/11) in Austin, Tx - The LoneStar RubyConf! This is @LSRC's fifth consecutive year so these guys really know how to throw a conference. John Dyer will be onsite representing Tropo, the leading cloud and VoIP communications company. He will be running a hackathon for developing cool apps using either the Tropo Voice and SMS API or the Phono VoIP web phone or the SMSified API. Tropo will be giving away Production credits as well as a Parrot AR Drone (iPhone controlled quatra-copter)! Good luck everyone!
Chris Matthieu sat down with Brian P. Hogan to chat about his upcoming talk at the Madison Ruby Conference, 8/18/2011 - 8/20/2011. Brian's talk is entitled, "Creating RubyGems from Scratch". If you've ever looked into how to create Gems, you've probably seen a bunch of ways to do that. Project generators like Hoe, Jeweler, and the like offer some nice ways to get started, but they may often be overkill for many projects. If you're just starting out, why not learn to do it from scratch? In this talk, we'll create our own gem from scratch, using only things that are provided by Ruby, its standard library, and RubyGems to craft a simple gem. You'll learn how to set up a project, how to write and run tests, how to use Rake to quickly build the gem, and even how to create a gem that installs an executable command-line program.
Chris Matthieu sat down with Jim Remsik (AKA Big Tiger) to discuss the upcoming Madison Ruby Conference! The conference includes a 1 day workshop on 8/18/2011 followed by a 2 day, 2 track line-up of amazing speakers. Stay tuned for the latest conference news by following @MadisonRuby on Twitter!
Chris Matthieu sat down with Les Hill from HashRocket to talk about his new Twitter application called PrivatelyApp. Privately lets you initiate private conversations from Twitter like a Group DM. Les and I even coordinated this interview using Privately. It's simple to use and it just works great! Privately is still in closed beta but the first 50 Rubyology listeners to sign-up will get in. Ready-set-GO! Click the setup link for early access to the site!
Chris Matthieu sat down with Luigi Montanez to learn more about his upcoming SunnyConf talk about Civic Coding! If you have been watching the Open Government or Gov2.0 space and looking to get involved in an opensource civic API-based application, you're going to want to catch this interview and Luigi's talk in person! Don't miss your chance to catch Luigi's talk in person at SunnyConf on 9/25/2010. Seats are limited and they are running out fast. You can register now at http://sunnyconf.eventbrite.com!
Chris Matthieu sat down with Dave Keener to learn more about his upcoming SunnyConf talk about adding Facebook to Rails! If you have been interested in adding Facebook Connect and other Facebook features to your Rails applications, this is a must-see presentation! Don't miss your chance to catch Dave's talk in person at SunnyConf on 9/25/2010. Seats are limited and they are running out fast. You can register now at http://sunnyconf.eventbrite.com!
Chris Matthieu sat down with Brian Bommarito to learn more about his upcoming SunnyConf talk about testing and continuous integration! If you have been interested in getting started with continuous integration, this is the talk to catch! Brian is planning to demonstrate how it works and how to setup your very own CI environment. He makes it sound so simple! Don't miss your chance to catch Brian's talk in person at SunnyConf on 9/25/2010. Seats are limited and they are running out fast. You can register now at http://sunnyconf.eventbrite.com!
Chris Matthieu interviews Andre Arko regarding his upcoming SunnyConf talk on Bundler. In addition to contributing as a core team member on Bundler, Andre has been instrumental in adding value to Rails 3 through updates to HAML and JQuery Rails. Don't miss your chance to catch Andre's talk in person at SunnyConf on 9/25/2010. Seats are limited and they are running out fast. You can register now at http://sunnyconf.eventbrite.com!
Chris Matthieu recently interviewed Alex Sharp about his upcoming talk on Refactoring at SunnyConf, Arizona's first Rails Conference. Alex is passionate about refactoring Rails code and has many great techniques to demonstrate ways to simply this important task. Remember: It's better to leave code better than you found it. Register to today for SunnyConf (9/25/2010) before all of the tickets are gone! It's only $100 for a whole day of talks and hack sessions and a free breakfast!
Chris Matthieu and Jason Goecke interview Charlie Nutter of JRuby fame about his upcoming talk at SunnyConf, Arizona's first Rails Conference! Get your sneak preview of some of the topics that Charlie will be discussing including JRuby on Google AppEngine and in the enterprise as well as the new JRuby framework for Android devices called Ruboto! Register to today for SunnyConf (9/25/2010) before all of the tickets are gone! It's only $100 for a whole day of talks and hack sessions and a free breakfast!
Get your tickets to Phoenix, Arizona's first Rails conference, SunnyConf! Rubyology is the offical podcast of SunnyConf and we are getting an early look into the conference and we are starting with interviewing each of the speakers! In this episode, we get to interview Les Hill and Jim Remsik from HashRocket about their upcoming talk - Sustainably Awesome: How to Build a Team. Hashrocket began as a small four person shop aiming to build products and get rich doing the same. Something happened along the way and we wound up with a small principled consultancy that works hard and plays harder. Listen in as we share how we keep the culture, quality, and cohesive bond that makes Rocketeers love working for Hashrocket. Their SunnyConf talk will cover hiring, communications, methodology, environment, culture, and community. I hope that you enjoy this episode!