Ruby and Python Conference (RuPy) took place in Poznań, Poland this weekend. It was second edition of the RuPy and I must say that the event was great.
I have not written a single line of code in any of those languages before, but I was seriously considering switching to Ruby (and Rails) soon. I am fortunate enough that next project I will be working on will be written in Ruby on Rails, so this will be even bigger motivation to learn it. And I must say that after the conference my motivation is sky high.
There were many interesting talks, for me, rails-developer-wannabe however the most interesting was live-coding session given by Rida Al Barazi, who was trying to answer the question “Is Rails as agile as advertised”. I saw him in action for about two hours as he was developing simple movie database web application and I admit, it’s very agile indeed. At least when you compare it to Cake, which I like very much when I develop in PHP.
Other lectures was I liked was : “Test driven developement in Rails” by Andrzej Krzywda, “Correlations and Conclusions” by Zed Shaw, “Business Natural Languages” by Jay Fields and “Caching in Rails” by Wiktor Schmidt.
Python part of the conference was taking place at the same time in another room. I didn’t attend it as I decided to focus on Ruby. Maybe next year.
Videos and other materials from RuPy should be available soon on conference’s website.
Surely I will be posting here about Ruby too in future. Of course, I am not going to give up Cake completely anytime soon. There are several Cake-powered projects I am still involved in.