Wednesday, 26 January 2011

European VAN on Ruby for Static Language Developers on 22 February 2011

We’re very proud to announce that Matt Yoho agreed to do a talk on Ruby for the next European VAN meeting. Matt is a developer and agile enthusiast with a love for Ruby and the web, working for EdgeCase, LLC in Columbus, Ohio. He’s going to discuss Ruby’s unique object model, the power of implicit self, the effects of dynamic execution as well as metaprogramming. Matt is also going to contrast this great dynamic language with other static programming languages while diving into duck-typing and some of the unique functional features of Ruby.

Here are the details:

Start Time: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 08:00 PM GMT*

End Time: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 09:30 PM GMT

Attendee URL: (Live Meeting)

VAN Calendar:

(*) 08:00 PM UK, 09:00 PM Brussels, 03:00 PM EST, 01:00 PM MST and 12:00 Noon PST. For time zone arithmetic, you can consult the world clock site, use this time zone converter or every time zone.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about Ruby. We hope to virtually see you there.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Recording of Ayende on RavenDB @ E-VAN 11 January 2011

Ayende did a great speak at the first European VAN meeting of the new year. He talked about RavenDB, mostly doing hands-on coding with a couple of introductory slides at the beginning of the session. As always, Oren is very passionate about the stuff he is working on and certainly when it comes to RavenDB. Needless to say that he was really on a role. There was also a good turn-out of attendees, which made that there were lots of great questions as well.

For those who missed it, the recording is now available on Vimeo:

Ayende on RavenDB @ E-VAN 11 January 2011

The original file that we used for uploading can be downloaded from Vimeo as well. So you just have to log on (or register if you don’t have an account) and download the original recording in the right down corner. The quality of the original recording is slightly better. It’s also possible to  download the original OLM recording here. Keep in mind that this one will only be available for one year.

Details of the next E-VAN presentation will be posted soon.