As of about 15 minutes ago, the blog engine here is a brand new rewrite of what was before. The new system may not look much different on the surface, but it's all new underneath — and hopefully a lot easier to make gradual improvements, going …

Read more… • Posted in: blogs, programming, ruby on rails

RubyEnRails Tidbits

I'm way too attention-deprived to "live blog" at a conference, so here's some of my notes transcribed from paper to the interwebs…

Zed Shaw's opener
  • Stop doing math demos as benchmarks – math's not the problem, IO is (talk to the database …

Read more… • Posted in: rubyenrails2008, ruby on rails

RailsConfEurope, part 2

Better late than never, more of my thoughts on RailsConfEurope:

Cyndi Mitchell (ThoughtWorks) Keynote

The ThoughtWorks keynote was, by far, the most interesting use of the paid keynote slots. Cyndi Mitchell's talk was a little narrative about business …

Read more… • Posted in: ruby on rails

RailsConfEurope, part 1

RailsConfEurope was not only my first Rails conference (although I did go to 37signals "Building of Basecamp" workshop) but, actually, my first professional conference event ever. Here are some highlights, in roughly chronological order:

Read more… • Posted in: railsconfeurope07, ruby on rails, travel