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Eli R.


San Francisco, CA

Member since:

October 10, 2013

How much do you use Ruby? (not much, somewhat, growing use, heavy use)

Heavily. I had the good fortune to be introduced to software engineering as a genuine vocation, something passionate and based on craft at a ruby shop, and it is still my first stop when trying to figure out a new problem.

What does your web/cloud stack look like? (platform, cloud, database, app framework, key tools,...)

Family of rails apps and mobile clients for a consumer market, revenue is ad revenue, some content is user generated. Stack 1.9.3/Rails3/JQuery/Backbone/Varnish/GroundworkCSS/db tech as appropriate (some mongo, some mysql2, some other silliness)

What 3 areas/topics do you want us to cover in upcoming meetings?

I'm relatively new to things, coming from a testing background, so TDD has a certain appeal for me. Aside from TDD best practices (and how to do it at all with mobile/dynamic content), I'm curious about abstract concepts like state machines and database normalization as they tend to (or should) be in ruby.

What company/organization are you with?

Formerly SideReel, now looking.


60% human, breaking things for pay since 2010.

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