Monthly Archives: April 2009

NWRUG 19th March – Search in your Rails app – writeup

The March meeting went really well, nearly 20 people turned up and much pizza was consumed. People seemed to enjoy the talks and the new BBC venue was great too, so success all round!

I have the slides up from my talk on sphinx and John has the slides from his Ferret talk up too. I will put Asa’s slides up when he sends sends me them/a link!

Next meeting

The next meeting is on the on the 16th April and is titled “BDD, you know you should be doing it”:

So, you’re testing your code right? Of course you are! But are you testing your code as well as it can be tested? This month Ashley Moran, Testing Maven, will be giving a talk and practical session on Behavior Driven Development and how it should be done right.

Hope to see you there!

Next NWRUG meeting – 16th April – BDD, you know you should be doing it

So, you’re testing your code right? Of course you are! But are you testing your code as well as it can be tested? This month Ashley Moran, Testing Maven, will be giving a talk and practical session on Behavior Driven Development and how it should be done right.

We’re starting 30 minutes earlier this month due to the practical nature of the session.

This month we have sponsorship from Engine Yard so there will be free Pizza (and maybe Beer and soft drinks, depending on the numbers) during the talks.

Schedule

• 6:00pm :: Welcome & Pre-session bar visit
• 6:30pm :: BDD, why you should be doing it and how. Pizzas provided by Engine Yard will be served during the session
• 8:30pm :: Drinks at the BBC bar afterwards, then somewhere else nearby after that closes at about 21:00.

If you want more information email nwrug at willj.net or call Will on 07939 547 962

Sign Up

If you would like to attend this event please email me (nwrug at willj.net) as the BBC need a list of attendees before the event and I really need to know the numbers so I can order the right amount of food and drink. This month I shall be publicly coating people with blancmange who turn up without emailing me. You have been warned.

Location

This meeting is being held at one of our regular venues, the BBC Manchester main building on Oxford Road in central Manchester. If you get lost call Will on 07939 547 962.

You can find the exact same information on the NWRUG site in a more bookmark-able form.

Jokes site gets pounded, again

Every once in a while I get whole load of incoming links from stumbleupon.com to my jokes site and it’s happened again with over 70,000 page views yesterday:

jokes-o-matic traffic spike

jokes-o-matic.com traffic spike

It’s rails site and only running on one mongrel, but there’s some pretty heavy cacheing in there so it olds up just fine. It’s a great feeling when you put a site up on the internet and you can actually see people using it.

And I realise that i’m publishing a post about a jokes site on April 1st, but this isn’t a joke!

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