Rubyology

Rubyology
By Chris Matthieu
About this podcast
The Rubyology podcast is a series of lessons learned by Chris Matthieu on his endeavor of switching from Microsoft .NET programming to Ruby on Rails. Believe it or not, there are similarities between both Micorost ASP and .NET and Ruby on Rails. Let Chris show you how to get up and running on Rails and become proficient with Ruby with little effort. Learn AJAX tricks, tagging, buddy lists, rating, and other Web 2.0 social network programming techniques and get your idea to market today! While you are at it, check out the Rubyology.com website for code snippets and additional show information.
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Rubyology

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Latest episodes
April 18, 2012
Chris Matthieu caught up with Ben Klang and Ben Langfeld of MojoLingo to discuss the new release of Adhearsion 2.0, the Ruby framework for building telephony apps on Asterisk and PRISM.
Sept. 22, 2011
Today, I spoke with Ben Klang and Ben Langfeld of Mojo Lingo about Adhearsion and the upcoming AdhearsionConf in San Francisco 10/8 and 10/9. We also talked about new technology coming to Adhearsion including: Rayo, the new real-time protocol developed by Voxeo Labs, and Punchblock, the new rack-like Ruby middleware for telephony apps.
Aug. 12, 2011
Chris Matthieu sat down with Steven Bristol from LessEverything to chat about his upcoming involvement at the Madison Ruby Conference, 8/18/2011 - 8/20/2011. Steven will be moderating two panels: 1. Software as a Service (Note: I'll be on that panel) 2. Software Testing Steven is a real cool and accomplished guy but don't tell him that because it will go to his head :)
Aug. 11, 2011
Chris Matthieu sat down with Jessie Shternshus to chat about her upcoming involvement at the Madison Ruby Conference, 8/18/2011 - 8/20/2011. As founder and owner of The IMPROV EFFECT, Jessie weds her lifelong passion for, and expertise in, improvisational acting with the fast paced demands of the corporate world. In her classes and workshops she helps people become better listeners, team players, leaders, and communicators. Her physically engaging and playful workshops are relevant to all fields of life; participants of her workshops vary from college professors to engineers and from web developers to lawyers. Jessie will be helping the conference get started on the right foot with a social flare and will be giving tips throughout the conference on how to give an awesome Lightning Talk! "I will give you some tips on how to do a Kick Ass Lightning round talk by using the theories of improvisation. You will get a chance to practice your new skills and hear some feedback. Learn how to get your point across in a clear and confident way. Understand how to make your message stick. Be aware of the signals you are sending to your audience."
Aug. 10, 2011
Chris Matthieu sat down with Jim Freeze, the LSRC organizer, and John Dyer, one of Tropo's System Engineers and Developer Evangelists. Get ready for an awesome two-track Ruby conference with an all-star presenter cast starting tomorrow (8/11) in Austin, Tx - The LoneStar RubyConf! This is @LSRC's fifth consecutive year so these guys really know how to throw a conference. John Dyer will be onsite representing Tropo, the leading cloud and VoIP communications company. He will be running a hackathon for developing cool apps using either the Tropo Voice and SMS API or the Phono VoIP web phone or the SMSified API. Tropo will be giving away Production credits as well as a Parrot AR Drone (iPhone controlled quatra-copter)! Good luck everyone!
Aug. 10, 2011
Chris Matthieu sat down with Brian P. Hogan to chat about his upcoming talk at the Madison Ruby Conference, 8/18/2011 - 8/20/2011. Brian's talk is entitled, "Creating RubyGems from Scratch". If you've ever looked into how to create Gems, you've probably seen a bunch of ways to do that. Project generators like Hoe, Jeweler, and the like offer some nice ways to get started, but they may often be overkill for many projects. If you're just starting out, why not learn to do it from scratch? In this talk, we'll create our own gem from scratch, using only things that are provided by Ruby, its standard library, and RubyGems to craft a simple gem. You'll learn how to set up a project, how to write and run tests, how to use Rake to quickly build the gem, and even how to create a gem that installs an executable command-line program.
Aug. 10, 2011
Chris Matthieu sat down with Jim Remsik (AKA Big Tiger) to discuss the upcoming Madison Ruby Conference! The conference includes a 1 day workshop on 8/18/2011 followed by a 2 day, 2 track line-up of amazing speakers. Stay tuned for the latest conference news by following @MadisonRuby on Twitter!
Jan. 7, 2011
Chris Matthieu sat down with Les Hill from HashRocket to talk about his new Twitter application called PrivatelyApp. Privately lets you initiate private conversations from Twitter like a Group DM. Les and I even coordinated this interview using Privately. It's simple to use and it just works great! Privately is still in closed beta but the first 50 Rubyology listeners to sign-up will get in. Ready-set-GO! Click the setup link for early access to the site!
Sept. 15, 2010
Chris Matthieu sat down with Luigi Montanez to learn more about his upcoming SunnyConf talk about Civic Coding! If you have been watching the Open Government or Gov2.0 space and looking to get involved in an opensource civic API-based application, you're going to want to catch this interview and Luigi's talk in person! Don't miss your chance to catch Luigi's talk in person at SunnyConf on 9/25/2010. Seats are limited and they are running out fast. You can register now at http://sunnyconf.eventbrite.com!
Sept. 13, 2010
Chris Matthieu sat down with Dave Keener to learn more about his upcoming SunnyConf talk about adding Facebook to Rails! If you have been interested in adding Facebook Connect and other Facebook features to your Rails applications, this is a must-see presentation! Don't miss your chance to catch Dave's talk in person at SunnyConf on 9/25/2010. Seats are limited and they are running out fast. You can register now at http://sunnyconf.eventbrite.com!