End of MerbCamp Day 1

MerbCamp registration by Andy Delcambre

MerbCamp registration by Andy Delcambre

Day 1 went very fast.

The day started with a Keynote from Ezra Zygmuntowicz Ezra Zygmuntowicz, author of Merb. Ezra covered the past and present of Merb and introduced Nanite: self assembling cluster of ruby processes.

Carl Lerche (Carl Lerche) introduced the awesomeness brought to you by the new router.

Daniel Neighman Daniel Neighman introduced Merb’s slice system and Merb Authentication plugin.

Yehuda Katz Yehuda Kats had 2 talks today, one of how to test your app the Merb Way. Here is a quote which sumups the talk pretty well: “If you have to refactor your tests to refactor your code then your tests do not prove your code actually works.”  Yehuda also had a 2nd talk later on in the day where he talked about Javascript and why RJS sucks and should be replaced by proper JS (in prototype or jQuery or whatever).

Matt asking a question by Andy Delcambre

Matt asking a question by Andy Delcambre

There were some other awesome talks like the couchDb talk, the Sequel talk, getting up and running with Merb and obviously awesome DM.

I have to say that it’s probably one of the best conference I have being part of. I’m certainly biased but I really enjoyed myself. Having a small group of motivated people makes a big difference. We had a great lunch all together, watch a 3xHD video stream during a break and headed to the beach for a sunset BBQ :)

Can’t wait for tomorrow but I need to prep my slides and work test Merb before we release 1.0RC tomorrow. By the way, we setup a new wiki during Merb Sprint and we will need your help to provide “osim” content before 1.0 final.

p.s: someone live blogged most of the talks.

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  1. #1 by R. Elliott Mason - October 12th, 2008 at 00:40

    Keep doing what you do.

  2. #2 by Chu Yeow - October 12th, 2008 at 06:04

    Hey Matt, keep it up with the blogging on MerbCamp. I can’t make it to the USA this time, so I’m living it through your blog posts.

  3. #3 by Smith - October 12th, 2008 at 12:57

    I’d really like to see what wycats had to say about testing. :(

  4. #4 by admin - October 13th, 2008 at 23:07

    @Chu Yeow, thanks for your words of support. Hopefully you were able to watch the video stream. We’ll make all the videos available ASAP (for free)

    @Smith it should be available soon. (end of the week, early next week)

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