Railsconf 2009 in 34 Minutes

by gregg on May 13, 2009

Here it is, Railsconf in 34 minutes. We’ve got some great speakers on video here including Charles Nutter, Ilya Grigorik, Jim Weirich, Matt Aimonetti, Michael Koziarski, Neal Ford, Obie Fernandez, Scott Chacon, Yehuda Katz, David Chelimsky, Aslak Hellesøy, Chris Wanstrath, and David Heinemeier Hansson .. amongst many others.


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Sponsored by New Relic This Railsconf video is sponsored by NewRelic. NewRelic provides RPM which is a plugin for rails that allows you to monitor and quickly diagnose problems with your Rails application in real time. They also recently produced Rails Lab, which gives you expert advice on tuning and optimizing your Rails app.

Looking for more video? Check out my videos from Tutorial Day, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

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Rubystein: Ruby meets Wolfenstein

by gregg on May 11, 2009

At Railsconf 2009 the guys over at Phusion released Rubystein, a Wolfenstein clone written in Ruby. I managed to track down Ninh Bui to give us a video walk through, and the following video was played at Railsconf before the Wednesday Keynote.


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Get the source on Github, and play it yourself.

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Railsconf 2009 - Tutorials Day

by gregg on May 05, 2009

Couldn't make it to Railsconf this year? That's okay, I'm going to be putting together a bunch of videos so you can see what's been going on. Starting with this one:


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Stay tuned for more videos. Doesn't look like we're going to be putting out a podcast this week. Hopefully these videos make up for it.

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Philly Emerging Tech Video

by gregg on Apr 02, 2009

Last week Jason and I were invited to speak at Philly Emerging Tech. I was impressed with their speaker line up last year, so I was honored to be a part of it this year, and they even had me produce a conference video for them. The video contains some familiar faces including David Black, Nick Sieger, Ezra Zygmuntowicz, David Chelimsky, and John Resig (if you're a jQuery fan).

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Rubyconf in 90 Seconds

by gregg on Nov 10, 2008

Rubyconf was last weekend, and I was there taking video of all the speakers for a nice little montage which will come out next week when the Confreaks videos are released. At some point I started wondering what it might look like if I condensed my 30 minute video down to 60 or 90 seconds. To get your appetite wet for my 30 minute video, here is what resulted:


Rubyconf 2008 in 90 Seconds from EnvyAds on Vimeo.


There could probably be some funny sentences made with each snippet of video if I had the time. Feel free to download the video from Vimeo (login then look in the bottom right of the video page) and have fun editing it. Just please leave us a link in the comments if you come up with something creative.

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Railsconf Videos

by gregg on Jun 02, 2008

Miss Railsconf this year? Thankfully I captured it here in a 36 minute video for you, free of charge. Just hit the play button and let the information flow directly into your brain. No podcast this week, enjoy the videos.

I also uploaded each of these clips separately, so feel free to re-post and embed to your hearts extent. The new MVC videos we premiered at the conference will be posted Tuesday morning, right here, so stay tuned!

Railsconf in 36 minutes from Gregg Pollack on Vimeo.

Below you'll find all the same clips in the video, but separated. You know, so if you really dig a certain clip you can embed it on your blog or what not.

  • Justin Gehtland & Aaron Bedra giving summaries of their talks
  • Amy Hoy giving a small rant
  • Matt Wood talking about the human genome project using Rails
  • Obie Fernandez talking about bad rails code
  • *Micah Martin summarizing what he hates about web apps
  • Podcasters & Screencasters Gregg Pollack, Ryan Bates, Christopher Haupt , Michael Slater, Geoffrey Grosenbach, and Mike Clark
  • Jeremy Kemper right after announcing Rails 2.1
  • Chu Yeow from Living on the Edge
  • Michael Koziarski talking about benchmarking rails
  • David Heinemeier Hansson summarizing his keynote
  • Bruce Williams talking about the big rewrite
  • Ninh Bui talking about phusion passenger
  • Jim Weirich talking about modeling systems
  • David Chelimsky talking about RSpec stories
  • Charles Nutter talking about JRuby
  • Dave Fayram & Tom Preston-Werner talking about Fuzed
  • Chad Fowler talking about nasty people and Rubyconf 2008
  • Josh Susser talking about the test framework dance-off
  • *Evan Phoenix talking about Rubinius and git jour

* Not seen in the 36 minute version, because I put it together very late at night. Sorry!

Heh.. doing the whole video thing turned out a lot better then I could have expected. Maybe someone might be interested in hiring me to do video? You know, like Duncan Davidson does photography? Hey, I can dream, right? Oh, and if you're looking for additional Railsconf videos check out these guys here.

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Unobtrusive Javascript

by Jason on Jan 03, 2008

At the Orlando Ruby Users Group last month, I gave a talk on unobtrusive javascript. It gives a big picture overview of why you would want to code your javascript unobtrusively. If you haven't been exposed to unobtrusive javascript principles yet or would like to learn more, give it a or watch right here.


Unobtrusive Javascript Presentation from Jason Seifer on Vimeo.



Download PDF of slides

Some topics covered in the video:

  • A bit of history and how we got here.
  • Semantic Markup
  • Obtrusive Examples
  • Benefits of coding unobtrusively
  • Examples, specifically to Rails
  • Guidelines and assumptions you should make when coding javascript
  • Graceful degredation
  • Namespacing

Special thanks to Gregg for editing the video. Also, if the above description isn't enough to make you watch the video, how about this screencap:

(Click for big)

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Hi, I'm Ruby on Rails - Part 3

by Jason on May 16, 2007

Here we are with the third commercial in the series(Part 1, Part 2) where we continue with the PHP guy. Apologies to all 3 of you who were hoping for Fortan.

Gregg Pollack and Jason Seifer from RailsEnvy present:

Ruby on Rails vs PHP - Organization - ad #3 of 4


Click here to view on YouTube

We just wanted to say thanks again to Jason over at Make. Film. Work. for the great video work.

We're also really sorry but we had to turn on moderation for comments because of all the trolling. We're just having fun, guys, try not to take it too seriously. Except for the part where we say that Ruby on Rails can beat up your dad, because it can.

On a serious note, though, we're not trying to bash any frameworks or languages... We know PHP has frameworks that allow for organization like Rails as well as database abstraction and OR mapping. We believe in using the best tool for the job, what ever that may be. These videos are for FUN and are not intended to start language or framework wars. Which is why our next ones are going to be vi vs emacs. Totally kidding.

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