James Edward Gray II saw my screencast on Ruby Hashes and wanted to talk about associative arrays as well as some great new hash construction techniques in ruby 1.9. This is a hybrid video; it starts as a podcall, then turns into a screencast at 7:00, then goes back to a podcall at 25:55 when we wrap up. Everything goes fine until James and I get into a mutual co-rant about testing dogma and squashing creativity in the open source community.
If you're new to Ruby 1.9, you'l want to watch this one at least twice. James goes fast and takes no prisoners!