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Protocol Buffers – BJ Neilsen’s Take

BJ Neilsen (@localshred or at github) is a member of my local Ruby Brigade, and he’s hacking with/on Protocol Buffers with Ruby — oh, and he’s a fan of Real Salt Lake too.
He works for a Provo, Utah based startup MoneyDesktop. Where he helped them transition away from a less-than-desirable PHP solution to Rails. They now enjoy an entirely new service-architecture driven by Ruby (and Protobuf).

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Ruby|Web Interview with Pat Maddox

Ok, if I’m going to post about GoGaRuCo today, I should also spend some time on Ruby|Web, the latest regional conference from Mike Moore (@blowmage) and friends — truth in advertising, I’m a volunteer on the board for Ruby|Web, so I might be a bit biased.
Just so my biases don’t show too much, I asked Pat Maddox(@patmaddox) to answer a few questions for me.  Of course, he’s a speaker at Ruby|Web

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GoGaRuCo 2010: mini-interview with Ilya Grigorik

Ilya Grigorik (@igrigorik) is another GoGaRuCo speaker who’s kindly agreed to sit down and work through a short interview with me.  Hopefully this gives you taste of what you’ll be missing if you’re not going to the Bay Area’s regional Ruby conference.

Machine Learning and Ruby don’t leap to mind as a common pairing.  Why is machine learning important to Rubyists?
Ilya I don’t think the topic of

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Lone Star Ruby Conf Speaker Interview: Nephi Johnson

Okay, time for a second interview with a Lone Star Ruby Conference speaker.  This time, Nephi Johnson (@d0c_s4vage) talks a bit about his presentation — “Less-Dumb Fuzzing and Ruby Metaprogramming”.

Fuzzing isn’t always well understood.  Can you describe fuzzing, and tell us what situations it’s a good fit for?

Nephi Fuzzing is a term used to describe the process of feeding an application

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LSRC Speaker Interview with David Copeland

With the Lone Star Ruby Conference just over a month away, I thought it would be a good idea to talk to some of the presenters.  David Copeland (@davetron5000) is giving a talk about a topic that resonated with me, so I sent off an email to find out more about what he thought would make his presentation and the conference worthwhile.

I’ve never been a big ‘web app’ kind of guy, so I was excited

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