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 Beach
“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.
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…
This month Ash Moran will be giving a talk called Parsing for Fun & Profit – Building a Syntax Highlighter for Ruby in Ruby.
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!
This month we are slowing things down for a social meetup to end the year. We’ll be meeting in our usual Common (across the road from Madlab) at about 6pm. Feel free to come along and celebrate a great 2012 for NWRUG!
This month we have Will Jessop giving us a Review of the happenings at RubyConf 2012. We’re also running a drop-in session for people looking for help with their Ruby/Rails code. All levels welcome!
This month we have Sławomir Wdówka giving us a talk on Rails 4 Streaming, with refreshments kindly sponsored by Fatsoma. We’re also running a drop-in session for people looking for help with their Ruby/Rails code. All levels welcome!
This month we have Matt House giving us a talk on Test Driving your Puppet configurations, with refreshments kindly sponsored by On The Beach. We’re also running a drop-in session for people looking for help with their Ruby/Rails code. All levels welcome!
This month we have Mike Smith with an Introduction to Varnish. Mike has been working at On The Beach, speeding up their services by introducing Varnish to their architecture and is here to give us an insight into implementing Varnish in your architecture.
Sponsorship is generously provided by Creative Lynx.
So come to learn about new things, and chatter about Ruby, Rails and other interesting topics.