I’m currently reading Russ Olsen’s new technical book, “Eloquent Ruby.” It’s an excellent book. I particularly like its focus on what it takes to be a truly good Ruby developer, rather than just teaching Ruby syntax. It’s a great “next book” for the developer that has learned Ruby, and now wants to learn how to use it properly and effectively.
I managed to get 3 more tapes from RubyNation 2010 ingested this weekend. The next videos up will be Dave Bock, Russ Olsen and Jeff Kunkle.
Several recent conferences have used custom card games to get attendees to interact with each other (though the rules were rather deficient). Here’s a nice overview article on how to design a card game.
Note: The link has been removed because it now goes to a site about online gambling.
The Call for Papers for RubyNation closed Sunday, January 31st. The conference organizers met last night and finalized the speaker selections. We’ll be posting individual speaker announcements as we get confirmations from each speaker. We’ll have the full schedule on RubyNation as soon as we can get all speakers confirmed.