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Michael Ivey

Michael Ivey is Senior Partner with Ivey & Brown, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in Scrum and Ruby on Rails. He first learned about process from Happy Jack, and has been an evangelist ever since. He lives in Bay Minette, AL with his wife Emily and too many cats.

 

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JRuby in Second Life

Posted by mdi on October 20, 2006 at 1:05 PM PDT

*dusts off the 2 year old blog*

Ahoy j.n'ers! It's been a while, but I had to come share a fun experience from the other night. Charles Oliver Nutter, one of the lead developers of JRuby, dropped in to the virtual world Second Life for a meeting of the Rubyists of Second Life.

Groovy Markup BeanBuilder

Posted by mdi on May 25, 2004 at 8:17 AM PDT

In a followup to his earlier post about using Groovy instead of XML for application config, Michael Henderson has written a Groovy Markup BeanBuilder class to allow building complex trees of JavaBeans or GroovyBeans using the simple

Quick and Easy Object Persistence: pBeans + Groovy Beans

Posted by mdi on May 18, 2004 at 9:09 AM PDT

Laziness: The quality that makes you go to great effort to reduce overall energy expenditure. It makes you write labor-saving programs that other people will find useful, and document what you wrote so you don't have to answer so many questions about it.

SQLite ... quick and dirty SQL server

Posted by mdi on August 3, 2003 at 8:41 AM PDT

I was working on a Perl project this weekend. (You know, Perl. "It's like Java, only it lets you deliver on time and under budget." *) I was doing a bunch of awfulness with SQL-over-CSV files, but I really needed a database.