- Ruby and Rails Introduction Talk
This month at Tulsa.rb the very talented Nestor Custio is going to give an introduction to the Ruby language and show us some beginner Rails. Nestor is a very talented speaker who gets lots of compliments on his clear and thorough speaking style. He works with Ruby on a daily basis. This would be a great first meet-up to attend for those who have never been. If you're interested in Ruby and/or Rails come join us and sit by and speak to people who program in it every day for their careers. We would love to answer your questions! If parking is ever an issue for you please reply to this e-mail and let me know. I never pay for it at 36°N and have never had to not attend because of parking issues. I want to understand what we can do if it's a problem for you. Food and drink will be provided! Hope to see you there!
- TulsaWebDevs Lightning Talks
TulsaWebDev's is having lightning talks this coming Monday. We like attending those with the larger developer community, so we'll push our upcoming Ruby related talk to next month in favor of the lightning talks. If you haven't been before it's also hosted at 36°N and starts at 6 p.m. on Monday. RVSP via Tulsa.rb to get your spot. If you haven't heard yet 200OK is a local web developer focused conference hosted here in downtown Tulsa. It's a single track, single day conference happening this coming Friday, May 18th from 8:00 to 4:30 p.m. Speakers are from our region, across the, and around the world! I hope to see you there. Tickets are still available at http://200ok.us and at the door!
- Hosting Apps on DigitalOcean using Dokku
I recently paid an Amazon Web Services bill for $70.93. It was for hosting a Ruby on Rails application using PostgreSQL, Redis, and Memcached. The app also stored a few dozen small files on S3. Everything fit on the AWS Free Tier until it ran out last month! It was just a dummy app used to test technology! The same project on Heroku would cost $14 a month to run on the lowest free tiers of each service. Adding a second app would cost another $14 a month. So, this month at Tulsa.rb I'm going to talk about how to host half a dozen of these types of projects on a single DigitalOcean VPS using a technology called Dokku which tries to be a mini-Heroku. No prior hosting or deployment knowledge needed. I'll cover app is done and works in development to deploying and seeing it work online! Please RSVP as soon as possible; food and drink will be provided!
- Tulsa.rb - GraphQL Ruby
Interested in using GraphQL with Ruby. We are here to show you the way with a lovely gem called graphql-ruby (https://github.com/rmosolgo/graphql-ruby). We will be going over the very basics of introducing GraphQL using resolvers, mutations, and queries. Food and drink will be provided. I hope to see you all there!
- Tulsa.rb - Background Processing in Rails
This month we'll be talking about background processing in Rails using a queue system with ActiveJob. We'll get into why you need it and how to implement it using several different methods. A Rails app that does anything other than basic CRUD needs background processing for tasks like sending email, syncing data with API's, processing recurring credit card transactions, busting and re-creating cache and more. We'll start with the basics and hit on some more advanced topics. Make sure and RSVP so we can get the food and drink numbers right. Also, thanks again to Tim (https://twitter.com/seven1m), for hosting a TDD talk last month. He did a pretty awesome job. We all learned some great new techniques and look forward to part 2! I hope to see you all there!
- Tulsa.rb - Test Driven Development (TDD)
Our very own Tim Morgan is giving a talk on Test Driven Development (TDD). Tim is one of the most skilled and nicest developers I've ever worked with. I promise you will be a better person and developer for having listened to this talk! The talk will be for people just getting started with Ruby on Rails and modern web development using a test-first approach. If you haven't come to a meet-up before this is definitely the one to start with. I'd love to get to know you. We are an extremely casual and welcoming group to all folks at any skill level. Food and drink will be provided. I hope to see you all there!
- Tulsa Ruby - Mozilla Presenting
Sandra Persing (https://twitter.com/SandraPersing) from Mozilla is coming through Kansas City, Tulsa, and OKC on a Mozilla “Developer Roadshow” tour in the Midwest Feb 17-21. She wants to especially sponsor the February Tulsa Web Devs Meetup and have our local Mozilla employees Greg Tatum (https://twitter.com/TatumCreative/), Josh Mize (https://twitter.com/jgmize), and Luke Crouch (https://twitter.com/groovecoder) give Mozilla-flavored tech talks. They will be approximately 15 minutes each covering WebGL, Open Infrastructure, and Web Security. So, this month every user group will join and be part of the developer roadshow Mozilla is putting on. We expect the presentations to last about an hour. If you usually don’t have time for a full 2-3 hour meetup come on the Monday, February 20th and say hello! I would love to meet you all. P.S. In March our very talented Tim Morgan (https://twitter.com/seven1m) is going to give a Test Driven Development (TDD) talk that will appeal to beginners and experienced developers. Stay tuned for details on that!
- Tulsa Ruby User Group - Monthly Meetup
We will be meeting at the same time, place and location of another meetup group called TulsaWebDevs (https://meetup.com/tulsa-web-devs). We'll listen to announcements and then have the opportunity to break out into a separate room to talk about Ruby! Food and drink will be provided. I hope to see you all there!