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The Ruby Ireland Sessions – Constructing Web APIs with Rack, Sinatra and MongoDB by Oisin Hurley

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Code Mongrel returns to bring you the audio of an excellent talk by Oisin Hurley at the Seagrass restaurant at the May 2011 Ruby Ireland meetup.

 
A recording of the talk is available in the following formats. Note: The video has the slides integrated. The audio version has slightly higher sound quality.

 

The event was organised by Kevin Noonan and Matt Hutchinson was our video man.

 

Feedback and discussion is at thread relating to this episode on the Ruby Ireland googlegroup

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Music by Josh Woodward (Sticky Bee), see joshwoodward.com

 

 

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Season 2 Episode 4: Python – I’m all about you, dude!

By codemongrel

The countdown timer is ticking! PyCon Ireland 2010 is only just around the corner! It all goes down on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th of July at the Dublin School of English on Wellington Quay, Dublin 2. Back again around the mic are Python Ireland members Alan Kennedy, Michael Twomey, Vishal Vatsa and Tendayi Mawushe; taking us on a fascinating tour through the exciting world of Python, with a few small Ruby interjections :-) , covering

  • Dundermethods – Double Underscore methods in Python
  • PyCharm – the Python IDE from JetBrains (for Ruby, check out their RubyMine IDE)
  • Pickle – Serializating objects in Python
  • Jython, Rubinius and the wonderful world of Mutli VMs
  • Approach to patterns in dynamic languages – To Russ Olsen, author of the great Design Patterns in Ruby, a massive apology for forgetting your surname halfway through the podcast!

 

This week we’ve also got a great competition to bring you, courtesy of the PyCon Ireland organisers. We’ve been given a full weekend ticket, worth 60 Euro, to give away to one lucky winner. For more details, listen to the podcast and win your way to this weekend’s event!

 

We’d love to hear your opinion, especially if you’ve got some feedback on what you’d like to see in PyCon Ireland. You can leave feedback via the any of following

  • Twitter account (codemongrel)
  • Post a comment at the thread relating to this episode on the ossdev-ireland googlegroup
  • Or simply add a comment to this blog post

 

Season 2 Episode 4 is available at the following links (high quality formats recommended)

Running time 36:22.

 

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Music by Josh Woodward (Sticky Bee), see joshwoodward.com

 

 

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Season 2 Episode 3: On PyCon Ireland 2010 and the role of Open Source

By codemongrel

There’s a few snakes that St. Patrick forgot to drive out of Ireland and as it turns out they’ll all Python programmers! This month we get a chance to talk about the upcoming PyCon Ireland event on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th of July at Dublin School of English on Wellington Quay, Dublin 2. Around the mic are Python Ireland members Alan Kennedy, Michael Twomey, Vishal Vatsa and Tendayi Mawushe; letting us in on what to expect from PyCon Ireland, as well as a lively discussion around the potential role of Open Source in business and government.

 

 

We’d love to hear your opinion, especially if you’ve got some feedback on what you’d like to see in PyCon Ireland. You can leave feedback via the any of following

  • Twitter account (codemongrel)
  • Post a comment at the thread relating to this episode on the ossdev-ireland googlegroup
  • Or simply add a comment to this blog post

 

Season 2 Episode 3 is available at the following links (high quality formats recommended)

Running time 29:44.

 

You can subscribe to the Code Mongrel podcast using this RSS link or iTunes.

 

Music by Josh Woodward (Sticky Bee), see joshwoodward.com

 

Show Notes

 

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Season 2 Episode 2: IronRuby at FOSDEM – Ivan Porto Carrero Interview

By codemongrel

As volcanos rage in Europe, Open Source rumbles in Ireland, as we seem to be smack bang in the middle of conference season! Somewhere between OSSBarcamp just gone and the Open Spaces Coding Day coming up we’ve managed to get a chance to mixdown a very interesting interview from FOSDEM with IronRuby contributor Ivan Porto Carrero.

 

Ivan is the author of IronRuby in Action, published by Manning, a comprehensive and hands on introduction to IronRuby – an implementation of Ruby which runs on top of .NET (including Mono). This allows you, for example, to easily develop Ruby plugins for Mono apps such as Banshee on Ubuntu, as well bringing the power of Ruby to a wide range of developers working with .NET on Windows. The timing of this podcast couldn’t be better as the official IronRuby 1.0 release is just out!

 

If this kind of thing tickles your fancy then you’re well encouraged to come along to the Irish Open Spaces Coding Day taking place at UCD Open Source Labs on April 24th!

 

 

As with last year, if you’ve any feedback please send it on via our twitter account (codemongrel) or post a comment below! We’d love to hear your opinion.

 

Season 2 Episode 2 is available at the following links (high quality formats recommended)

Running time 13:38.

 

You can subscribe to the Code Mongrel podcast using this RSS link or iTunes.

 

Music by Josh Woodward (Sticky Bee), see joshwoodward.com

 

Show Notes

 

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Season 2 Episode 1: KDE at FOSDEM – Jos Poortvliet Interview

By codemongrel

We never really said goodbye last time. How rude! Well, here comes Season 2 of Code Mongrel back to make up for it all. Thanks to the poking, prodding and goading of our persistent listeners we’re kicking off 2010 right now! A sincere thanks for all the tips, feedback, help and support from you all through Season 1 and we hope you find something to enjoy again in Code Mongrel this year.

 

We’re very excited to bring you this interview with Jos Poortvliet; one of the driving forces behind the marketing of KDE. We caught up with him at FOSDEM earlier this month where he generously gave us a large slice of his time. This episode comes in around the 20 minute mark; so crank up your headphones and speakers and find out what’s going on in super slick KDE platform.

 

As with last year, if you’ve any feedback please send it on via our twitter account (codemongrel) or post a comment below! We’d love to hear your opinion.

 

Season 2 Episode 1 is available at the following links (high quality formats recommended)

Running time 20:05.

 

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Music by Josh Woodward (Sticky Bee), see joshwoodward.com

 

Show Notes

  • FOSDEM 2010 Videos – Both streamed and downloadable videos of many of the talks at FOSDEM are available here
  • KDE.org – The home of the KDE project online
  • KDE Techbase – The number one resource for people looking for information on the KDE project and ways to contribute

 

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Episode 6 – DrupalCamp Belfast – Getting into Drupal Development

By codemongrel

Episode 6 is go! What? No episode 5? Well, we’ve gone a bit Pulp Fiction this week and given short shrift to doing things in a sequential order. The truth is we were cooking episode 5 last week and then DrupalCamp Belfast came along and was just so fantastic we had to rush an episode dedicated to it out the door!

 

So what is Drupal? It’s an Open Source content management platform with a strong community focus. We’re lucky enough to have an interview with Drupal Core developer Stella Power about getting into Drupal development along with a summary of some the goings on at the conf. The event took place at NICVA‘s HQ and a massive thanks to them and all the organisers who ensured it was a cracking event!

 

And if you’ve any feedback please send it on via our twitter account (codemongrel) or post a comment below! We’d love to hear your opinion.

 

Episode 6 is available at the following links (high quality formats recommended)

Running time 11:09.

 

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Some credits

  • Music by Josh Woodward (Sticky Bee), see joshwoodward.com
  • Sound Editing Software (Audacity) by the wonderful Audacity development team, available at audacity.sourceforge.net
  • Ireland’s awesome Open Source community – just too cool!

 

Show Notes

  • Drupal Project – an Open Source content management platform with a strong community focus
  • NICVA – the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action, the umbrella body for voluntary and community organisations in Northern Ireland
  • Drupal 7 Usability Tests – Examples of Usability Tests on Vimeo that the Drupal is using to improve quality. Easily find Drupal 7 Usability Tests by searching for the ‘d7ux’ tag on Vimeo
  • Drupal Documentation Team – The good folks dedicated to keeping Drupal’s documentation clear and concise
  • DrupalCamp Belfast – Watch this space for the next event – let’s hope it’s soon!
  • Irish Drupal Group – The number one place to catch folks from the ever-expanding Drupal community in Ireland and Northern Ireland

 

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Episode 4 – OSS Barcamp – Make some FOSS Friends!

By codemongrel

Episode 4 is out the door! This week we caught up with Jaime Hemmett and Justin Kelly in the Longstone bar in Dublin to find out what’s going to be happening at Ireland’s premier Open Source Software unconferenece – OSS Barcamp! Unfortunately we picked footie night to record the episode so you may hear some Celtic and Arsenal chanting from the plasma tv’s dotted around the pub – it all adds to the atmosphere!

 
A sincere apology to anyone who is finding that the podcast feed is downloading all four formats (high/low oggs/mp3s) at once. We promised we would fix this before releasing another episode but haven’t gotten the time yet. Never trust a software developer to give a realistic time estimate :-) We will try to do this before the next episode. (Promise!).

 

And please let us know if you’ve any other other feedback via our twitter account (codemongrel) or post a comment below! We’d love to find out what you like or dislike (shock horror!) about the show.

 

Episode 4 is available at the following links (high quality formats recommended)

Running time 16:06.

 

You can subscribe to the Code Mongrel podcast using this RSS link or iTunes.

 

Some credits

  • Music by Josh Woodward (Sticky Bee), see joshwoodward.com
  • Sound Editing Software (Audacity) by the wonderful Audacity development team, available at audacity.sourceforge.net
  • The wonderful Open Source community based in Dublin – you rock!

 

Show Notes

 

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Episode 3 – Heroku Comes to Dublin – Part 1

By codemongrel

Code Mongrel Episode 3 is here! This week’s look at Open Source technologies and software development takes us to the Ruby Ireland meetup where we catch up with Morten Bagai and find out what Heroku’s clould platform for Ruby development/deployment is all about.

 

Note: The Apple approval has come through so we should be listed on iTunes as we speak. Only had to hand over an arm an a leg for the privilege. They take more details than a trainspotter!

 

Available at the following links (high quality formats recommended)

Running time 13:29.

 

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A big thanks this week to the Seagrass restaurant on South Richmond Street in Dublin! They provided the venue for the meetup and laid on some tasty tapas and friendly hospitality for event.

 

Show Notes

  • Heroku – The instant Ruby platform
  • Ruby Mailer Tips – Darragh Curran’s source code for these coming soon…
  • weuseopensource.com – A place for Open Source companies to get listed and find out about each other
  • Building weuseopensource.com using Sinatra and Datamapper (slides)
  • The Lisbon Tweety- What does the twittering nation think on Lison II?

 

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Episode 2: A Festivus for the REST of us!

By codemongrel

Welcome to the second episode of Code Mongrel – a podcast covering Open Source technologies and software development. This week’s show takes a look the REST architecture for delivering web services and is available at the following links (high quality formats recommended)

Running time 05:47.

 

You can subscribe to the Code Mongrel podcast using this RSS link or iTunes.

 

Big thanks to Tony Whitmore and the folks at the Ubuntu UK Podcast for the fabulous podcast encoding script Podcoder, which takes the pain out of generating all the different podcast file formats. And thanks to Herbert Boland for making some great sound samples available which we’ve used in the podcast on The Freesound Project.

 

Show Notes

 

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Episode 1: CSS is coming soon :-)

By codemongrel

Welcome to the first episode of Code Mongrel – a podcast covering Open Source technologies and software development. Please use the following mp3 or ogg (3:43) links to listen – whichever depending on how much you love freedom…

You can subscribe to the Code Mongrel podcast using this RSS link or iTunes.

A special thanks to Josh Woodward for kindly providing the Code Mongrel theme tune. The song is Sticky Bee and if you want to hear more of Josh’s great work, check out his collection at joshwoodward.com. It rocks!

Show Notes

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