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Episode #266

April 24th, 2012

A whole squad of Ruby5 hosts reports from RailsConf 2012 in Austin. We discuss the DHH keynote, Rails on Roombas, the fact that Confreaks is now filming all talks, pro...

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DHH calls for Progress

David Heinemeier Hansson opened RailsConf 2012 with a keynote about progress, conservatism, and being curious instead of being suspicious. He summarized some of the initially controversial features or technologies that were added to Rails in the past and how they have since become accepted as the essence of the project. DHH then went on to analyze the causes of the slowly creeping conservatism in parts of the community about attempts for progress that threaten the status quo. Blaming it on a natural human fallacy, loss aversion, he concluded by guaranteeing that Rails 4 would "change things, and break things".

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Previous Episodes

Episode #265

The Authority Gem, Monitoring Federal Election money, redis_failover, getting rid of bundle exec, redis props, and more in this pre-railsconf ruby5.

Episode #264

In this episode we discuss how to Backbone Views With Rails jQuery-ujs, Shared Mustache Templates for Rails 3, Rails Footnotes 3.7.7 released, Ruby MMO programming challenge, Ruby-plsql 0.5.0 released, and How to Use Bundler Instead of Rvm Gemsets

Episode #263

Adhearsion 2.0 released ... Eric Hodel's rdoc-spellcheck 1.0 released ... Dr. Nic's App Scrolls ... Dan Croak's "Decorators vs. Other Patterns" blog post ... Pat Shaughnessy's "Why You Should Be Excited About Garbage Collection in Ruby 2.0" blog post ... DHH's "Testing like the TSA" blog post.

Episode #262

Railcar tries to make setting up Rails easier before the Japanese bullet train zooms by, CoffeeConsole comes to our Web Inspectors, Konacha gives you serious JavaScript tests within Rails, Schnitzelpress makes blogging easier and faster, Proffer decouples your instance variables from your views and ruby-debug19 gets forked into a 1.9.3-compatible debugger.

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