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Ruby
Aaron Osteraas, Jun 20

Dan Cheail, Unplugged.

Given that Dan once ran RubySource and I'd already put a face to the name at one RORO meeting a couple of weeks earlier, it was stellar to actually get to know him better over the weekend. Additionally, I felt the title of Unplugged was justified, as he was playing acoustic guitar through the weekend. He's as friendly as he is tall, which is taller than average, so he was happy to answer some questions for us!
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Ruby
Aaron Osteraas, Jun 12

RC9au - Swizzle

One of the great things to come out of RC9 was Swizzle. Authored by Nick Partridge it uses Haskell, Sinatra, and Javascript to get the game running.
Ruby
Aaron Osteraas, Jun 12

RC9au - The End

RailsCamp9 formed what was about 72 of the fastest hours of my life. I've made it back across the border from New South Wales into Queensland, I can hear the fairly constant roar of planes taking off from where I am. Though there's a real chance I could be stuck here due to an ash cloud from a volcano. The final night was one of the best, no doubt about that, read on to find out!
Ruby
Aaron Osteraas, Jun 11

RC9au - Ryan Bigg on Ruby

The first time I saw Ryan Bigg at RailsCamp, he was wearing a Superman outfit, because he was just announced as a Ruby Hero. The second time I saw him, he was dressed formally, which was confusing given we were at RailsCamp. The third time I saw him, he was wearing a Batman costume. So naturally, this was going to be a very interesting interview
Ruby
Aaron Osteraas, Jun 11

RC9au - Interview with Kirill Radzikhovskyy

I had the pleasure of meeting the illustrious Kirill on the first night of RailsCamp. He told me that he's quite prolific and everyone knows him, he was absolutely correct. He's quite a character and his reputations, all of them, precede him.
Ruby
Aaron Osteraas, Jun 11

RC9au - Interview with Dougal

This is the first of what will be numerous and plentiful developer interviews. Dougal helped me get past just having Ruby and Rails installed and got me to having a real project working.
Ruby
Aaron Osteraas, Jun 10

RC9au - Today's Talks

Here's a quick look at some of the sessions happening at Lake Ainsworth today.
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Ruby
Aaron Osteraas, Jun 10

RC9au - Cloudy With a Chance of Coffee

If there's one thing I know about developers, it is that they have what I can only define as an undying love for coffee.
Ruby
Aaron Osteraas, Jun 10

RC9au - The Lake

Ruby
Aaron Osteraas, Jun 09

RC9au - Good Morning Queensland

I'll be keeping you all up to date with plenty of pictures and news from RailsCamp over the next 72 hours. I was hoping to get a hat with a few cards and a feather in it to be more reporter-esque but I couldn't find one! A friend of mine said I should say that I'm a HTML Programmer for laughs, so there's a fair chance I'll do just that.
Ruby
Dan Cheail, Apr 21

SitePoint Podcast #109: Shopify with Cody Fauser

Episode 109 of The SitePoint Podcast is now available! This week Louis Simoneau (@rssaddict) talks with Cody Fauser (@codyfauser), the CTO of Shopify. They talk about the origins and history of Shopify, the role of software-as-a-service in ecommerce, and Ruby on Rails. To listen to the podcast from your browser, read the full article on the SitePoint Podcast blog.
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Ruby
Dan Cheail, Apr 10

GitHub Fan Package Giveaway!

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Ruby
Dan Cheail, Mar 29

RailsCamp Ticket Giveaway!

RailsCamp 9 is happening in June, and to celebrate the launch of RubySource, we're are giving away tickets to five lucky readers.
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Ruby
Adam Fitzgerald, Mar 24

Why Our Business Runs on Ruby on Rails

Ruby on Rails has built a lot of buzz in the development community, but what are the business cases for investing in it? Adam Fitzgerald, CEO of The Frontier Group explains the reasons why they switched.