I was fortunate enough to attend LA RubyConf 2014:
- Drove my Spark EV to a charging station close to the hotel in Burbank and paid for charging rather than parking.
- Good to see familiar faces.
- Sessions were as good this year as the previous ones.
I only took detailed notes on one presentation, the Pair Programming session by Joe Moore.
Otherwise, my notes on the rest of the 1-day conference are here.
As Easy As Rails
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Slides: As Easy As Rails. Fast moving talk on the risk of trying to do everything in Rails when functionality is moving to the client-side. Great presentation.
Summary: thoughtful talk.
More notes here.
Summary: persuasive presentation of the synergy between Ruby and C.
Writing Games with Ruby
Presenter’s confession: writing games if FUN! My confession: Looks much easier than I thought it would.
My further notes here.
TDD and SOLID Design
My understanding grew of how a working knowledge of SOLID can really make your TDD coding easier, faster to develop, and easier to change.
Write Small Things
Summary: Keep your methods and classes small for most maintainable code.
Since I already try to do this, it was interesting and useful to find some specific techniques and justifications.
Go(lang) for the Rubyist
The one presentation I missed; here’s his presentation: Go(lang) for the Rubyist. I had to leave early for another commitment; dang it.