Most of us have heard the vague, hand waving spiel about why DI is important for writing flexible, reusable code. A little harder to come by are examples of how one actually goes about doing it in a (cost) effective manner.Details →
This month, Glen Mailer will be giving us a practical introduction to how and why you should be using a real message queue – at any scale.Details →
An experimental new Ruby implementation that benchmarks faster than the rest.Details →
Leave your mocking frameworks at home, as Gemma Cameron and Iain Mitchell take us on a journey through ‘self’-shunt testing.Details →
It’s a social meet this month, meet from 6:00 onwards at kosmonaut for beer and much nerdy discussion.Details →
Tony Hoare, inventor of the null reference, calls it his “billion dollar mistake”. Although Ruby goes some way to correcting it by making
nil at least be a class with some reasonably helpful stuff on it, you’ll no doubt have been hit by a
NoMethodError: undefined method 'foo' just as many times as me.
At May’s NWRUG, Russell Dunphy will try to convince you of two thing:
- There are not one, but two types of
- They are not a necessary evil – we can do something about them.
Sponsored by On The BeachDetails →
“Tell Don’t Ask”, “Single Responsibility Principle”, “Composition Over Inheritance”. These OO guidelines ride shotgun with us as we code, sitting on our shoulder and whispering in our ear.
At April’s NWRUG I’ll add one more to this list – an idea that helps yield cleaner code. But be warned: we’re going to touch Ruby’s third rail.
Sponsored by Pivotal Labs.Details →
Do you have ambitions to be your own boss? Have you ever had a side-project that you wanted to turn into a product and charge people money for? Well then this talk is for you…Details →
This month Ash Moran will be giving a talk called Parsing for Fun & Profit – Building a Syntax Highlighter for Ruby in Ruby.Details →
This month we will be running our regular drop in session, combined with a social in common, with an intro to Metasploit and the recent Rails Vulnerability. We’ll be meeting in Madlab at about 6pm. Feel free to come along and celebrate a great 2012 for NWRUG!Details →
NWRUG is officially recognised as an O'Reilly group program member, which entitles its members to 35% discount on all books ordered from their online bookstore.