Very briefly, it makes program state unpredictable.To elaborate, imagine you have a couple of objects that both use the same global variable. Assuming ...

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As you might have heard inheritance is evil. I won’t argue, but indeed often inheritance is used improperly. The only legitimate usage of inheritance i...

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A gem that allows your Rails apps to self-scale as they need more and more resources under Flynn. Comes with an automated mode that can be used for "da...

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An attempt at a cybersecurity / code quality teaching tool for Rails.The 'sqlite3' gem is used to prevent this Rails project being hosted in most major...

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In the majority of the Rails applications or even Ruby gems you can find a lot of use cases where you need to memoize a result of some computation for ...

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As Rails developers, it is imperative that we be comfortable and productive in the console. The console is where we have the shortest feedback cycles, ...

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Today I was going through some of our worst queries on Skylight and trying to find some low-hanging fruit to improve performance with the least effort ...

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I remember late nights browsing support forums ready for any answer to help. Writing a post, pleading for help, hitting refresh, and waiting for someon...

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For the last couple of years I've been hearing how Rust can be useful to write faster Ruby gems. Last year, when Godfrey Chan gave his presentation abo...

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I cover all in depth in my Ruby on Rails 5.1 book. In this post I’d like to give a quick overview of Fragment Caching which is the most used caching me...

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Hi there. I wrote this post to show how much effort is invested in small and simple one-line pull request. I tried to show the whole process from the a...

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May 4 - 6, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri

( 89 available presentations )

RailsConf is brought to you by the team at Ruby Central, as well as a small but dedicated corps of volunteers. While we depend on the awesomeness of the whole Ruby community to contribute to the terrific experience of RailsConf every year, there are a few individuals that work especially hard to produce RailsConf.


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Atlanta, Georgia April 21 - 23, 2015

( 94 available presentations )

Rails Conf 2015

David Heinemeier Hansson kicked off the conference by announcing a few new features in Rails 5: Rails API, turbolinks 3, a native mobile wrapper and web sockets support (a.k.a. Action Cable).
The amazing Sara Chipps wrapped up the day by sharing her experienceteaching kids to code.
Check the schedule for a full list of talks from Room 202. Shameless plug:yours truly gave a talk following the DHH keynote ;)

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Chicago, Illinois April 21 - 24, 2014

( 96 available presentations )

The highlight of the first day was DHH’s keynote about clarity, patterns and TDD, which sparked many conversations/discussions during the day. Farrah Bostic also gave a nice keynote at the end of the day, entitled What Happens to Everyone, When Everyone Learns to Code, which added even more to the topic DHH had covered.


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Portland, Oregon April 29 - May 2, 2013

( 72 available presentations )

RailsConf, the largest gathering of Ruby and Rails developers in the world, is returning to Portland, OR! Join us from April 29th - May 2nd and connect with top Rails talent, companies, and project owners from around the world.


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Austin, Texas April 23 - 25, 2012

( 65 available presentations )

So what kinds of awesome talks have I attended so far?

  • Keynote by DHH about not being scared of progress
  • Steve Klabnik’s talk on Designing Hypermedia APIs
  • Practical Machine Learning & Rails
  • Ruby on Rails on YOUR ROOMBA!
  • Scaling StillAlive from a RailsRumble project to 50,000+ users
  • Building realtime web apps with streaming REST
  • Keynote by Rich Hickey (developer of Clojure) on simplicity

It’s been fantastic RailsConf so far, and I’m looking forward to the rest of it.


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Baltimore, Maryland May 16 - 19, 2011

( 10 available presentations )

This year me and José Valim had the pleasure of going to Baltimore, in the US, to one of the biggest Rails events of the world! RailsConf is definitely the best place to have the opportunity of meeting and talking to a lot of great Rubyists and Railers, and also attending their talks.


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Baltimore, Maryland July 7 - June 10, 2010

( 12 available presentations )

Happening June 7-10, 2010 at the Baltimore Convention Center, RailsConf is the largest official event for the Ruby on Rails community. If you're passionate about Rails and what it helps you achieve—or are curious about how Rails can help you create web applications better and faster—RailsConf is the place to be.


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