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Blog Archive for arungupta during September 2008

September is the month of Java in Brazil. There are developer events and Java conferences through out the country. And the month ends by kick starting Sun Tech Days in the city of Sao Paulo. Kohsuke is already in Brazil and here is my schedule: Sep 23-26 Brasilia Sep 27 Vitoria Sep 28-Oct 1 Sau Paulo I'll be talking about GlassFish, it's ecosystem, Scripting Langauges & Web...
Kenai (pronounced 'keen-eye') is a fictional character from Disney's Brother Bear series. It's also a river, mountain range, national park, peninsula and a city in the southern coast of Alaska in the United States. But that's got nothing to do (as much as I know) with either Rails or GlassFish. But Project Kenai was announced last week. It's a...
Last day of Rails Conf Europe 2008 (Day 1 & Day 2), and it's finally over! David Black's opening session talked about Ruby and Rails Symposium: Versions, Implementations, and the Future. Here is a brief summary of MRI Ruby versions: Ruby 1.8.6 Bread and butter for many of us 1.8.7 1.8 with lots of backported 1.9 features Help with migration to 1.9 Not gaining traction, is it ? 1.9.0...
Rails Conf Europe 2008 Day 1 was mostly about tutorials. On Day 2, David Black gave the opening session. After some logistics he introduced the favorite son of Chicago - David Heinemeier Hansson. The theme of DHH's session was "Legacy Software". Now that Rails is 5 years old, the discussions of legacy is indeed meaningful. He showed some code from BaseCamp and showed how refactoring can deal...
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Sep 2, 2008 was the Tutorials Day @ Rails Conf Europe. I attended Renegade's Guide to Hacking Rails Internals (partly) and Deploying and Monitoring Ruby on Rails. The first session did exactly what it says - explained the complete internals, digging deep into the code and how to hack them to meet your needs. I thoroughly enjoyed the second tutorial as it covered the deployment in detail and...
If there is one thing that I terribly miss after moving to this country, that would be the variety of Mangoes in India. I've been asked at the United States Customs if I'm importing any mangoes. The fruit's flavor, fragrance and color is just great so I don't blame them at all. There is even International Mango Festival conducted every year since 1987 in Delhi. The festival features more than...
I arrived Berlin yesterday on a non-adventurous United flight from San Francisco, just the way I like it! The flight from Frankfurt was delayed 30 minutes but that's normal these days :) The venue of RailsConf Europe 2008 is same as last year so street names/geography are somewhat familiar. But the conference hotel was sold out so am instead staying across the street. Visited Brandenburger Tor...