For the second time in a row I had the outstanding opportunity to speak at RubyConf Argentina. This time I shared stage with people like Wynn Netherland, Nick Sutterer, Jano Gonzalez, Steve Klabnik, etc which is awesome. This talk is different from the other I gave, besides teaching I wanted to share a feeling, an ideal. This is the story of an amazing conference.
I had the great honour to go to EuRuKo one more time this time I was a speaker. It was an amazing experience, last year as a attendant and now being able to share my knowledge to all the people that year by year travel through Europe.
I've spent a lot of time figuring out how to connect to my AppleTV and send it pictures, videos, music, etc... then i've realize that there is no documented protocol for it. Apple just mantains the interface for Cocoa and hides the undelying protocol
I'm working in some cool GIS stuff using some shapefiles so i've finished using postgis... well... that was the idea, but i had some issues trying to setup everything in my mac so after some research i've found a gist that saved my life and here it is with some minor modifications. Hopefully in a few days i'll upload a tele script for it.
I have the urge to find simple solutions to complex problems, in that mad quest i've found myself reading extremely long libraries that do things in complicated ways just to have more 'features'. Nowdays the web only wants to add realtime in any sentence and thanks to HTML5 and Websockets it's a pretty easy thing to do but... doing that with ruby gets overcomplicated.
Gerbil is my attempt to use a really simple (for real) tdd framework in js, both browser and node.js. The main idea is to provide a simple way to test certain behaviours like assert, assertEqual, assertThrow, etc. Currently the API in really simple and will eventually include some cool features.
Backbone-Atlas is an extension for Backbone that provides a cleaner way of loading relations and data within any model. It does not overwrites Backbone.Atlas and helps in having chained relations.
I wanted to have a cool personal card but I wanted to be a little different and really geek-ish of course. So after some time thinking about the way i get some ideas and ane of them is this. A QR based card with some tweaking to make it appealing.
I've been wandering in the Ruby world a year now, from Rails to Sinatra. But sometimes i'd really want things simpler and perhaps more clean of developing web applications. Specially when you can get something fast and get total control. Thats when i've found Cuba a great web framework.
I know what you might think about writing something of the place you are actually working for, you might think that this is staged, payed for or even forced. You have all the possibilities in the world... and you will be wrong in any which.
My journey starting over a blog in a way i really like. The quirks and things i must do to make this blog what it is today. So, after many years having (almost) a blog I've chose the best way of having one, using the incredible http://pages.github.com. I started the migration a few days ago and i found that for a developer like me having a git-powered blog is the only way to blog.