CodeMash 2016 Day 2: Ruby on Rails In-Depth

Duane OdumPresenter

Pluralsight :)

I intended to check out the Tune SQL Server Like a Guru precompiler session being presented by Kevin Boles (@thesqlguru) but I was so enthralled with Ruby that I holed myself up in my room for 10 hours going through Pluralsight courses and messing with Ruby on Rails.

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CodeMash 2016 Review: 7 Languages in 7 Hours

Duane OdumPresenter

Amber Conville

Sadly, I was unable to make it through all 7 as duty called on numerous occasions throughout the day, but I must say I experienced a wide range of emotions.  We utilized the Prime Factors Kata for each language rather than the simple Hello World or To Do applications which I found to be an interesting challenge as I was consistently Googling syntax-related issues.  The 3 languages I missed out on in the session were Go (seriously disappointed I missed this one), Scala and Elixir.  Quick summaries of the ones I did get to attend are listed below:

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Codemash Review

Rick HerrmannThis was my 5th year attending Codemash and, like each of the other 4, I came home with a list of things I want to learn more about. The conference was bigger this year, and there were more sessions to choose from in each time slot. In keeping with the spirit of Codemash, I tried to attend a variety of sessions on tools/technologies I was not familiar with including Android development, several javascript libraries, and no- sql databases. There was also a talk by the always entertaining Scott Hanselman on dealing with information overload. Although this was not a technical talk I think it was the best one I attended.

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