1. @steveklabnik delivers at Pittsburgh Tech Fest 2012 a revised version of his Designing Hypermedia APIs talk that I recorded at a Pittsburgh Ruby Brigade meeting earlier in 2012 (vimeo.com/40084288). Steve's forthcoming book, Designing Hypermedia APIs, is online for preview as it is written at http://www.designinghypermediaapis.com.

    This revision is more theoretical and actually longer than the other one. I like this one more, honestly.

    From the site:

    "Every web service needs a killer API to interact with numerous clients and other web services. Users expect the applications they use to work together in interesting and fresh ways; the programmable web has created interesting experiences that the originators of services would have never conceived.

    "Hypermedia and RESTful principles drive the largest distributed application ever: the world wide web. The web operates at massive scale and has been in production for over two decades.

    "So why wouldn't you use this technology to power your web service?"

    This was recorded June 9, 2012 at LaRoche College near Pittsburgh, Pa. at the first ever Pittsburgh Tech Fest, a polyglot developer conference that hosted more than 230 people. See http://www.pghtechfest.com for more information.

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  2. Carol Nichols (@carols10cents) presents an Introduction to Sinatra, show the audience how to develop small sites using the lightweight web framework. She covers the basics of the domain-specific language that Sinatra uses to describe routes, then eventually shows how templating systems are integrated out-of-the-box.

    The code used in the presentation is available at https://github.com/carols10cents/intro-to-sinatra.

    This was recorded June 7, 2012 at Vivísimo/IBM in Pittsburgh, Pa. at the Pittsburgh Ruby Brigade, a language-specific user group. See pghrb.org for more information.

    A higher resolution/quality version is available. Just contact me @colindean.

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  3. Roy Liu delivers a history of rbenv and bundler, and debates the merits of rbenv and rvm. He also shows off his rbenv plugin, rbenv-bundler, which ties together the two seamlessly.

    "The DLL- or Jar-hell problem is a widely known problem with software deployments. The RubyGems system by itself has the same dependency management issues, but thankfully there are tools to mitigate headaches. In this talk, I will be discussing the combination of rbenv + Bundler. With them, the user will be able to run multiple Rubies and project-specific gems seamlessly, in isolation, and all on the same machine. I will also introduce rbenv-bundler, an rbenv plugin I wrote that allows transparent access to Bundler-installed gem executables without explicitly invoking the Bundler system."

    This was recorded May 3, 2012 at Vivísimo in Pittsburgh, Pa. at the Pittsburgh Ruby Brigade, a language-specific user group. See http://www.pghrb.org for more information.

    A higher resolution/quality version is available. Just contact me @colindean.

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  4. Kathy Van Stone delivers a fantastic talk about domain specific languages in Ruby, and shows a brief example.

    This was recorded March 1, 2012 at Vivísimo in Pittsburgh, Pa. at the Pittsburgh Ruby Brigade, a language-specific user group. See http://pghrb.org for more information.

    A higher resolution/quality version is available. Just contact me @colindean.

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  5. Steve Klabnik delivers a talk relating Hypermedia APIs, the topic of his forthcoming book, Designing Hypermedia APIs (http://designinghypermediaapis.com/).

    From the site:

    "Every web service needs a killer API to interact with numerous clients and other web services. Users expect the applications they use to work together in interesting and fresh ways; the programmable web has created interesting experiences that the originators of services would have never concieved.

    "Hypermedia and RESTful principles drive the largest distributed application ever: the world wide web. The web operates at massive scale and has been in production for over two decades.

    "So why wouldn't you use this technology to power your web service?"

    This was recorded April 5, 2012 at Vivísimo in Pittsburgh, Pa. at the Pittsburgh Ruby Brigade, a language-specific user group. See http://pghrb.org for more information.

    A higher resolution/quality version is available. Just contact me @colindean.

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