Interesting Ruby Tidbits That Don’t Need Separate Posts #12
RubyCamp 2008 in Vancouver, Canada - January 26, 2008
RubyCamp 2008 is a one-day "Ruby camp" in Vancouver, Canada, taking place on January 26, 2008. All are invited, Rubyists and Railers alike, and it runs from 9am to 5pm at "WorkSpace" in downtown Vancouver. There's a lot more about it at the official RubyCamp site. Two "tracks" will be in flow, a traditional conference-style track with speakers giving talks, and a "Hackathon" track taking an un-conference approach where you can just show off your cool application, Ruby tricks, and stuff like that.
Solving Rails Performance Bottlenecks with RM-Manage
Solving Rails Performance Bottlenecks with RM-Manage is an article by enterprise Rails deployment company FiveRuns that looks at how to use their RM-Manage service to, unsurprisingly, deal with bottlenecks in your Rails applications. I'm not familiar with RM-Manage as a user, but the statistics you get back using their interface look pretty interesting. The article has a bunch of screenshots, so check it out.
Java Becoming New COBOL; Ruby Remains New Perl
InfoWorld is reporting that "Java is losing ground to Ruby on Rails" and that "Java is becoming the new COBOL." It cannot be said that the Ruby community is one to gloat, so I shall do it for you.. ha ha! That said, a lot of BDD stories used on Ruby apps nowadays look a little like COBOL so perhaps the bearded men were right after all.
Scotland On Rails - One Day Left To Submit Proposals
Scotland on Rails, a valiant attempt at a Scottish RailsConf, is all set to go ahead on April 4 - 5, 2008, and there's just one day until the deadline to submit a proposal for giving a tutorial or session. If you can knock out a proposal in 24 hours, you could be sharing a stage with Ruby bigwigs like Jim Weirich, Joe O'Brien and David A. Black! If you'd rather just go and heckle, then you can join the conference's mailing list from the official site.
Building a Ruby Web Service On Facebook's Thrift
Ruby Web Services with Facebook's Thrift is a great post by Ilya Grigorik that walks you through building a Web service and client using Ruby and the newly released cross-language Thrift library from Facebook.