Directed hands-on hacking and code-focused conversation with working Rubyists. More details at https://gist.github.com/jamesdabbs/9555346 .
For our first meeting, we'll be talking about background jobs and workers. The conversation will go where it goes, but there are lots of interesting related questions:
* Why should I use a background job in the first place?
* What tools are out there, and which one is right for me? (Bonus: Resque vs. Sidekiq vs. SuckerPunch is a nice jumping off point for discussing processes vs. threads)
* How does the queue work actually work? (Bonus: this nice jumping off point for talking about Redis)
As always, the ultimate goal is to write some code, so we'll certainly be exploring the whats and hows of setting up a working system. If anyone has a real project that they are interested in looking at code from, please let me know; if not, I'll put a reference toy project up on GitHub in the next week or so.
Schedule and Location
InsightPool (http://www.insightpool.com) has generously offered to host this meeting at the Atlanta Tech Village.
Wednesday, May 21st
* 6:30 - 7:00 - Food and networking
* 7:00 - ? - Ruby talk
I'm more than happy to stick around as long as people have questions, but I'm aiming for around an hour of material.
Questions / Comments?
I'm scheduling times and material based on some limited informal polling; if you have times or topics that you'd prefer, please let me know and I'll do my best to accommodate you.