This month we have a social meetup, meet in Common bar (opposite MadLab) from 7:00Details →
For our February meet we shall mostly be having lightning talks from our lovely members.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 →
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 →
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 →