06/18/2013 at 06:00 PM
Katrina Owens will be presenting a talk titled:
467 tests, 0 failures, 0 confidence
Your tests failed. Again. And they didn’t just fail, they failed you. There was no bug. There was no regression. You changed something trivial – an implementation detail – and your app still works but your tests are broken. They don’t have your back. What purpose do they serve?
In this talk we’ll evaluate the unit tests from an open source codebase. We will cover the roles a test plays in the lifecycle of a project, and explore guidelines that let us assess their worth, and determine which tests should live, which must die, and which are missing.
Justin Searls will be presenting a talk titled:
Building First-Class Webapps with Lineman
05/16/2013 at 06:00 PM
We’re meeting on Thursday to be part of Boulder Startup Week. This is a special Boulder Startup Week edition. It will be one of many other tech-related events going on in Boulder from Wednesday until Saturday. I encourage you all to check it out to see if you want to drop in on something else.
Pivotal Labs is generously providing food and beverages while we spend the first half hour networking. We have two talks lined up for this meeting, and we’ll start them promptly at 7pm.
To RSVP, please go to pivotalboulder.eventbrite.com
I’ve Always Wanted to Make Games
The reason that I sat down in front of a computer was to play games. I stayed in my chair long after the games were finished because I wanted to create my own. It was not until recently that I created my first game and it has changed my creative life. I want share with you my personal story, the myriad available resource, and exciting problems you solve when you try and create a game.
Managing Ruby with RVM and rbenv
Why do you need to manage Ruby and what do RVM and rbenv offer? Let’s look at what RVM and rbenv have to offer, and discuss the pros and cons of both methods of managing your ruby versions.
04/23/2013 at 06:30 PM
We have an awesome meeting for April. First, we’re starting off with the optional Beginner’s Track at 6pm for newer programmers. John Foley will show us how to spot the differences between a good and a bad test. Food and beverages will be provided by our generous host, Pivotal Labs. Come down for networking and mingling at 6:30pm. Talks will begin after 7pm.
Jeff Casimir will present on object-oriented design in your Rails view. Following that José Valim is visiting us from out of town to preview his RailsConf talk, You’ve got a Sinatra on your Rails. It’ll be an awesome deep dive into Rails 3 internals and how to bring out the Sinatra you’ve always wanted in your rails apps.