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>GoGaRuCo 2010 – San Francisco Ruby Conference

>Had an awesome time here for two days, listening to talks, hacking on some code, learning, networking, even managed to sign up for the UCSF gym and to take a swim.

Very nice organization, excellent venue, and fantastic talks. Definitely coming back next year. For the price it’s well worth it.

Here are some highlights:

  • Super useful resource for lookup up shell commands: http://shellhaters.heroku.com/posix
  • Terminator plugin: start your dev environment as you like it. Gem install terminator
  • http://github.com/rdy/fixture_builder Factory to Fixtures converter to speed up your tests.
  • pprof profile Ruby interpreter. Rack-Profiler project, great profiling tool.
  • Coffee Script – wrapper (ruby-esque) for javascript; rails 3.1 supports coffee script templates
  • Machine Learning – great talk, and O’Reiley book, http://twitter.com/igrigorik
  • minitest fastest testing framework, many mentions, very fast, supports RSpec and Test::Unit syntax
  • Caching: using fresh_when(:last_modified => …) to enable proper HTTP caching in Rails 3.1
  • Arel: enables fragment caching that does not run SQL if the fragment is cached
  • ruby 1.9: require ‘objspace’ allows inspection of object counts and memory usage in VM
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Posted by on September 18, 2010 in Uncategorized