Planet Ruby Star of the Month

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Ruby Star of the Month

Ruby Star #2015.2 - Floor Drees - What if you could code all summer long?! 11:11 • over a year ago

Ruby Star #2015.2 - Floor Drees - What if you could code all summer long?!

Let’s thank Floor Drees for organizing and teaching Ruby to girls and boys.

Floor Drees - a transplant from the Netherlands (Rotterdam) - started the Vienna.rb meetup in Austria’s capital city two years ago and the meetup celebrates this month the twenty-first get-together reaching three-hundred Rubyists.

Floor has (co-)organized or coached at more than a dozen Rails Girls workshops around Europe helping aspiring lady techies build the first ever web application in Ruby - including:

  • Rails Girls Amsterdam
  • Rails Girls Eindhoven
  • Rails Girls Rotterdam
  • Rails Girls The Hague
  • Rails Girls Leiden
  • Rails Girls Linz
  • Rails Girls

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Ruby Star of the Month

Ruby Star #2015.1 - Ryan Davis - Polishing Ruby Since 2000 11:11 • over a year ago

Ruby Star #2015.1 - Ryan Davis - Polishing Ruby Since 2000

Let’s thank Ryan Davis for polishing Ruby since 2000. Ryan’s RubyGems page lists eighty-three gems with a total of fifty-two million downloads - including gems such as:

minitest - a complete suite of testing goodies supporting test-driven development (TDD), behaviour-driven development (BDD), mocking, and benchmarking.

hoe - a rake task suite helping you manage, maintain, and release your projects; includes a dynamic plug-in system allowing for easy extensibility. Hoe ships with plug-ins for all your usual project tasks including rdoc generation, testing, packaging, publishing, and announcement.

ruby_parser - a ruby parser written in pure ruby (using ruby yacc - racc). ruby_parser’s output is the same

pluto.models/1.4.0, feed.parser/1.0.0, feed.filter/1.1.1 - Ruby/2.0.0 (2014-11-13/x86_64-linux) on Rails/4.2.0 (production)