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We’re gearing up for the upcoming, very first Tulsa Ruby Workshop.


Of course, all you need to know is on the website, but in short, it’s a beginner’s conference all about Ruby and Rails. If you’re new to Ruby and/or Rails, this is for you (if you’re in or near enough to Tulsa, Oklahoma that is). Tell everyone you know!


Just to save you a half-hour of your life, I thought I’d share that you should never create a named route called “directory” — it will break Rails migrations and other rake tasks in mysterious and hard-to-track-down ways.

I’ve been reading the book Advanced Rails by Brad Ediger. I first met Brad way back in 2006 when we were first trying to get our local Ruby user group going. He is a very smart fellow, and his newest book is definitely evidence of that. There’s a lot in there that’s over my head, but that’s nothing a few rereads can’t solve. :-)

The book has everything from optimization to deployment, from security to metaprogramming (my brain is still spinning from that one). Brad does an awesome job of including plenty of code and real-world examples.

If you use Ruby on Rails for fun or profit, this book is definitely a must-buy.

And, believe it or not, this something-other-than-perl-and-php book can be found in local bookstores (Brad V. found this one at the Tulsa 71st B&N):