Enrico Teotti Enrico Teotti on

Enrico Teotti (Senior Software Developer, XO Group, Inc.) walks us through how he recently leveraged Rails engines to separate the public from the administration portion of a web application and deploy them to different servers leveraging feature flags.

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Andrew Geweke Andrew Geweke on

The last few years have seen an explosion of interest in NoSQL data-storage layers, and then some retrenchment as the limitations of these systems became increasingly apparent. (It turns out they’re not magic, after all!) Today we seem faced with a choice. On one hand, we can reach for some of the potential “big wins” of NoSQL systems, but many of them are still relatively immature — at least when compared to the RDBMS — and the things we give up (transactionality, durability, manageability) we often discover to be very painful losses. On the other hand, we can reach for the security of a traditional RDBMS; we get incredibly well-understood, robust, durable, manageable systems…but we often sacrifice a lot of potential future growth.

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Aidan Feldman Aidan Feldman on

While building Jux.com, there was a need for applying transformations and effects to images in a way that would work across devices.  The Magickly app was built as a stateless image effects API.  To demonstrate its flexibility, the app was converted into a gem and used to power Mustachio - better known as mustachify.me.  In this talk, Aidan Feldman, education hacker at Github, will cover some of the architecture decisions for Magickly, some fun findings about ImageMagick, and the internals of both gems. This talk was recorded at the Anatomy of a Ruby Gem meetup at Artsy.

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James Rosen James Rosen on

Three exciting talks in this video: First Ben McRedmond will share his experiences with machine learning and go over some simple concepts (and practical details) which most web developers will benefit from knowing. In the second talk, James Rosen will talk about ways to make it simple for web developers to access front-end libraries at the HTTP layer for a faster and more automated development process. In the third talk Rudy Rigot, from prismic.io, will share his painful past experiences around manageable content, and will share his critical look on the various ways developers handle it today in their applications. These talks were recorded at the SF Ruby on Rails meetup group at Zendesk.

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Jeff Scheur Jeff Scheur on

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This talk was recorded at the SF Ruby on Rails meetup at The Climate Corporation last week. Jeff Scheur will give a lightning talk on what he's learned developing an educational site that teaches students grammar/writing skills. He'll share insights on how to avoid pitfalls in ed-tech that get the better of many engineers and discuss what technological advances make him hopeful for the future of education.

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