Mon, Mar 21, 2011
Let's hack on Koans or Katas depending on what the group is up for! This session is sponsored by Virtual Hold. There will be food and beverages.
Thu, Mar 10, 2011
We'll work on some katas from end to end using cucumber & ruby.
Thu, Mar 3, 2011
Devise is a fantastic gem that helps roll quick but powerful authentication for your rails application. This talk would begin with the basics of adding devise based auth into your rails app and then touch on some of the more advanced customizations. For more info see these railscasts - http://rai...
Wed, Feb 16, 2011
This will be at LeanDog for East/West accessibility. We'll work on Koans or Katas as agreed by the group.
Wed, Feb 9, 2011
Some west-siders can't make our downtown hackibou next Wednesday, the 16th, so we're doing an additional, separate meetup on the 9th!
Thu, Feb 3, 2011
We will start with a round of 3-minute lightening talks. Give some thought to a topic you might want to present. All are welcome. The rest of the meeting, we will work on solving one or more of the following Ruby Quiz challenges. Splitting the Loot http://www.rubyquiz.c...Secret Santas http://www...
Fri, Jan 21, 2011
Dave decided to become a software developer in 2000 when left his career as a child and family therapist and dove headlong into programming. During his decade of experience, Dave has focused on agile software development, software craftsmanship, and more recently on lean startups. He previously w...
Thu, Jan 6, 2011
John Nunemaker gave a great talk at ChicagoDB on "Why is NoSQL so darn popular?" We are fortunate enough to have John come talk to use in January about NoSQL databases. January is shaping up to be a great month. You won't want to miss this one.
Thu, Dec 2, 2010
I've been playing a lot with RSpec mocks and stubs in Rails recently. They are confusing and there are so many ways you can use them. I'd like to talk about the main differences between mocks and stubs, demonstrate them through a sample Rails project.=========================Here is more info on ...
Thu, Nov 18, 2010
Domain Specific Language (DSL) is a pretty buzzword today and like most pretty buzzwords, it means many different things to different people. Ruby has been championed as a nice syntax for DSLs, but what does that mean? In this talk, I'll demonstrate two ways I've "made up" my own language. Using ...