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  • RailsConf Keynote: Paul Graham

    Contradicting the Old Testament and Yoda in one fell swoop, Paul Graham discusses what it means to be an outsider in the programming world.
    He ties Rails developers’ outsider status to other disciplines such as art, and talks about the hopes and joys, fears and frustrations of standing on the outside and looking in on the [...]

  • RailsConf Keynote: Why the Lucky Stiff

    Might be lastest, but certainly not leastest, Why the Lucky Stiff from RailsConf 2006 in Chicago.
    Humor, music and animation all in a little over an hour of keynote video goodness.
    And that, dear friends, concludes the RailsConf 2006 Keynote Series. We hope you’ve enjoyed… even the buggers who complained about the Flash players we’ve been using [...]

  • Rails: Core Panel with Rich Kilmer

    Put all the boys in a room, sit them at a table and fire away with questions on all things Rails related.
    The following video is taken from the closing session of RailsConf 2006 in Chicago.
    Learn about standards and whether they’ll be included, who’s in charge of saying no to feature requests, debugging support, what’s planned [...]

  • The Long Tail

    The Long Tail from Chris Anderson’s Web site:
    The theory of the Long Tail is that our culture and economy is increasingly shifting away from a focus on a relatively small number of “hits” (mainstream products and markets) at the head of the demand curve and toward a huge number of niches in the tail. As [...]

  • The Godfather of Ajax: Jesse James Garrett

    A note to the uninitiated: Jesse James Garrett gets a lot of love.
    He won a 2006 Wired Magazine RAVE Award in technology; his 2002 book, The Elements of User Experience, moved beyond its original Web design audience and was adopted in software development and industrial design; and he’s credited with creating the first visual [...]

  • RailsConf Keynote: David Heinemeier Hansson

    With the release of Rails 1.2 we take a look back at David Heinemeier Hansson’s RailsConf keynote from Chicago. In it, he outlines a number of issues that the Rails team was looking at as they moved towards the current release, the importance of opinionated software and of course, how he “learned to stop worry and love the CRUD.”

  • RailsConf Keynote: Martin Fowler

    We’ll start Martin Fowler’s RailsConf 2006 keynote off with a little humor during a conference giveaway. Yung Yan, Douglas, Jeremy, Zach, Walker? Where were you? You missed out on the free swag.

    Martin Fowler is Chief Scientist at ThoughtWorks, and, in his own words:

    I’m an author, speaker, consultant and general loud-mouth on software development. I concentrate [...]

  • RailsConf Keynote: Dave Thomas

    A warm greeting to those who attended RailsConf 2006, and an equally warm greeting to those who couldn’t. Dave Thomas opened the conference by challenging the Rails community to attack and solve various issues in the following keynote:

    From No Fluff Just Stuff:

    Dave Thomas is recognized internationally as an expert who develops high-quality software—accurate and highly [...]