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By Zach Inglis / August 10, 2011

Between August 19—20, 2011, Madison, Wisconsin plays host to thirty-seven speakers and panelists to discuss Ruby, OSS, and community in the form of Madison Ruby Conference. Speakers include Jeff Casimir, Giles Bowkett, Bryan Liles, Sven Fuchs, Steve Klabnik, Brian Hogan, Jacqui Cox, Lori Olson, Gerred Dillon, Barry Hess, and Chad Pytel amongst others.

I sat down with Jim Remsik, the driving force behind the conference, to discuss what awaits attendees.

Zach Inglis (for Ruby Inside): Hi Jim. So why Madison?

Is there a large Ruby community in Madison?

What will surprise attendees the most about Madison Ruby?

Madison Ruby is during the weekend of August 19th-20th. Read More

By Zach Inglis / January 14, 2009

GitHub LogoWhat’s Hot on Github is a monthly post highlighting interesting projects that are new or updated this month, within the Ruby community that are hosted on Github. Github has become an extremely popular place for Ruby and Rails developers to congregate over the last year, so I wanted to list some of the new projects, and some of the updated ones that I have found interesting.

This month’s picks:

By Zach Inglis / November 30, 2008

GitHub LogoWhat’s Hot on Github is a monthly post highlighting interesting projects that are new or updated this month, within the Ruby community that are hosted on Github. Github has become an extremely popular place for Ruby and Rails developers to congregate lately, so I wanted to list some of the new projects, and some of the updated ones, that I have found interesting and that are too small for their own blog post.

This month’s picks:

By Zach Inglis / October 30, 2008

GitHub LogoWhat’s Hot on Github is a monthly post highlighting interesting projects that are new or updated this month, within the Ruby community that are hosted on Github. Github has become an extremely popular place for Ruby and Rails developers to congregate lately, so I wanted to list some of the new projects, and some of the updated ones, that I have found interesting and that are too small for their own blog post.

This month’s picks:

  • seinfield – Track your open-source contributions with Github.
  • suprails – A funky new substitute for the “rails” command.
  • nokogiri – A hpricot alternative that boasts better speed.
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By Zach Inglis / September 10, 2008

GitHub LogoWhat’s Hot on Github is a monthly post highlighting new and/or interesting projects within the Ruby community that are hosted on Github. Github has become an extremely popular place for Ruby and Rails developers to congregate lately, so I wanted to list some of the new projects, and some of the updated ones, that I have found interesting and that are too small for their own blog post.

This month’s picks:

  • Dust – Tool for finding unused or useless code
  • can_search – Chain named scopes in a search query
  • One inch punch – Time tracking with bash
  • Cardjour – Share your vCard over bonjour
  • view_specify – Auto-generate RSpec view specs by interrogating your existing views
  • Spree – An open-source e-commerce application
  • randexp – Generate random data from a Regular Expression
  • active_shipping – Shipping extensions for active_merchant
  • Webby – A lightweight and flexible website management system
  • Shinmun – A small and beautiful blogging engine

Full disclosure: I (Zach) work with the guys who wrote view_specify and we’ve worked with the people responsible for active_shipping and one_inch_punch. Read More

By Zach Inglis / August 25, 2008

Github is a great resource for finding new projects within the Ruby community. It has become an extremely popular place for Ruby and Rails developers to congregate lately, so I wanted to list some of the new projects, and some of the updated ones, that I have found interesting and that are too small for their own blog post. Let us know if you like this as we might turn it into a regular series on Ruby Inside!

This month’s picks:

  • Uppercut – A simple DSL for creating Jabber agents within Ruby. Seems quite young but full of potential.
  • AintABlog – Open-source tumblog application.
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