November 2017

RubyConf 2017 has wrapped up, and it was great. If this is the first of this series you are coming to, please check out the retrospectives from day one and day two. “You Are Insufficiently Persuasive” (Sandi Metz) Sandi Metz always delivers very compelling talks and her emphasis in this keynote on the things that make…

Read More RubyConf 2017 Retrospective — Day 3

This is the second installment of my daily retrospectives on RubyConf 2017. There was a lot of great material produced on the first day and I suggest going back and reading my first day restrospective. Today I was reminded that one of the things I’ve enjoyed about the Ruby community is the diversity of people…

Read More RubyConf 2017 Retrospective — Day 2

As a devoted Rubyist for the last eleven years, I continue to find things to love about Ruby and its direction as a programming language. This year’s RubyConf is my sixth, and has a fun symmetry with my first attendance back in 2010 when RubyConf first came to New Orleans. Below are my thoughts on…

Read More RubyConf 2017 Retrospective — Day 1

On the team I work with at Nav we’ve got three different projects running that have all been experimenting with Clean Architecture. My project in particular is a green field effort where Ruby on Rails was chosen as the starting point and applying Clean Architecture in this context has been really instructive. Many of the…

Read More Applying Clean Architecture to Ruby on Rails: First Impressions