We are having an out of town speaker,James Kovacs, so make sure you make it out.
TDD/BDD with RSpec and Cucumber
RSpec and Cucumber are the bread and butter of Ruby development. Learn how to write Cucumber features to drive out high level system behaviour. Then jump down into RSpec specifications to test-drive out the actual implementation of the system. See how outside-in development can improve your code and keep you focused on the problem at hand.
STLRuby is open to all. You don't even have to be a developer. If you have an intrest in Ruby then this is the place to be. We have beginners to experts. We even have the occasional designer who tries to tell us how awesome php is. We don't even all love Ruby all the time.
So beginner, expert, designer, or Ruby hater, we will still welcome you for a beer and some code talk. Psst, we may even talk about design a little.