(I dont't want to read all this! Just show me the darn slides!)
Hi there, Internet! Thanks for stopping by. I'm humbled by all the interest show in this talk over the past few days.
I don't know about you, but personally I don't usually get a lot
of value from reading slides divorced from the talk they are
intended to accompany.
While the video
from Ruby Midwest is
not yet online, there is
of a substantially similar version of this talk given at
Cascadia Ruby Conference in Seattle available from
Confreaks. UPDATE 2012-01-15: the
video of this talk
online at Confreaks.
This talk glances over quite a few code construction techniques, and there's not really time in a 30 minute talk to cover any of them in depth. I've written about a number of the techniques mentioned at greater length on my blog. If your interest is piqued by the talk, here are some posts you may enjoy:
#fetchto index into collections.
Finally, I'd be remiss not to mention that I've written a book about exceptions and failure handling in Ruby: Exceptional Ruby. If the brief exception-handling section of this talk leaves some questions in your mind, the book should hopefully address them.
OK without further ado, the link you came here for: Slides for Confident Code @ Ruby Midwest.