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June 10, 2010: RailsConf-a-palooza

Sorry for the involuntary day off yesterday. Lot of links, I’ll try and be brief.

RailsConf and Related

DHH’s Tuesday keynote is up. Presumably this is different from last year’s keynote about Rails 3. The other keynotes will probably become available in the next few days.

David announced Rails 3 beta 4 at his keynote. It looks like we’ll be getting a release candidate in another couple of days.

The Ruby Hero awards were given. Weirdly, I can only see the list via people who tweeted about it — there doesn’t seem to be an official list up yet. Winners are José Valim, Nick Quaranto, Xavier Noria, Aaron Patterson, Wayne Seguin, and Gregory Brown. Congrats to all.

Most speaker slides will be available at the RailsConf site.

Gregg Pollack has a screen cast series called Dive Into Rails 3. Which, if past performance is any indicator, will be very useful.

Online recaps include: JetBrains and Jake Scruggs.

Says here that DHH “was dismissive of an analyst report that did not reflect kindly on Rails”. Ooh — how’d I miss this. It’s a survey from April that places Rails 11th out of 12 web frameworks in developer satisfaction. (Beating out Spring, with .NET on top). That seems… unlikely based on my experience. But hey, what do I know, I can’t charge $600 for my reports.

And A Bunch of Other Stuff

Bowline is a new library for cross-platform desktop apps using Ruby.

Apple’s official Safari Extension page isn’t up yet, in the meantime, there’s http://safariextensions.tumblr.com/.

Send Keys is a Capybara extension that lets you send keystrokes to the web page under test.

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2 responses to “June 10, 2010: RailsConf-a-palooza

  1. Charles Roper June 10, 2010 at 7:59 am

    Bowline looked interesting, but unfortunately it’s not cross-platform (OS X and Ubuntu only).

    • noelrap June 10, 2010 at 8:07 am

      It’s cross-platform under the definition “works in more than one platform”, if not under the definition “works on Mac and Windows”, no? Anyway the FAQ says that Windows support is coming.

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