Confident Code @ Ruby Midwest 2011

(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 a video 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 is now 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:

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.

Avdi Grimm
November 2011