Ruby Southside Meetup :: How to keep Ruby smelling fresh n clean

  • April 18, 2011 · 6:30 PM
  • Blue Frog


Writing maintainable code is extremely important to ensuring a projects success and your sanity as a developer. Matt Snyder of Dix Communications will use real world examples to demonstrate how to eliminate smells in your Ruby code without just applying a layer of deodorant. Matt will also demonstrate how BDD has driven the design of what could have been a highly complicated CMS codebase and instead it's resulted in something simple and maintainable. So expect lots of code, real world examples, and hopefully some "ah-ha" moments. 

For those of you who attend for the "FREE" stuff, we will be giving away copies The Rails 3 Way and some other Rails books courtesy of Informit and Addison-Wesley.

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  • Stuart S.

    First time attending a Southside meetup. Great talks and enjoyed meeting everyone. Looking forward to future events.

    April 19, 2011

  • Nate W.

    Matt had very insightful points about how to work toward clean code. I really appreciated his ability to show real-world examples rather than contrived scenarios. As far as constructive criticism goes, I wish it was longer and perhaps a little more in-depth (speaking for myself).

    In the end, I left feeling challenged, informed, and inspired. Always a good combination for these meetings.

    April 19, 2011

  • Ed J.

    great presentations. Tasty pizza. Closer to home than all the others. What more could I ask?!

    April 19, 2011

  • Sean K.

    A great talk by Matt Snyder, and even though it was my first Southside meetup as I understand it was a great turnout, I think over 25 devs showed up.

    Also had a good time out for beers afterwards.

    April 19, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I only had time to stay for the first presentation, but Matt did a great job.

    April 19, 2011

  • Brian H. W.

    Great presentation. Applicable to [almost] all coding, not just Ruby, which is great for me because I only use Ruby as a tool to sharpen my coding skills. I love finding/learning ways that Ruby learning crosses into my daily coding.

    April 19, 2011

  • Matt S.

    FYI Looking to move this up to Monday, April 18th. Just learned I will now be in KY the 20 & 21.

    April 7, 2011

  • Matt S.

    Sean Kibler will also be delivering a presentation on how we use Big Tuna to smack us in the face should our code start to be become stale and stinky.

    April 1, 2011

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