Tag Archives: Ruby

Back from WebCamp

I attended WebCamp today as planned. It was good and there were talks about web frameworks like Ruby on Rails, Groovy on Grails, Django, Flex etc. Unfortunately I was not able to give my talk about jQuery as planned due to some issues with the timings. I was pretty disappointed at first; since it took me considerable amount of time to prepare for the presentation and added to that I drove for more than two hours to attend the event. Anyway that’s life isn’t? ;-) You will never know what life has for you the next second. If everything goes as planned, then life would be as dull as a recorded circket match. It is uncertainty which gives life to life (wow! I can make a quote too ;-) ).

Anyways to be positive I learned a lot of new things about jQuery when I did my research to prepare for the presentation, even though I have been using it for the past couple of months. Hope you guys also find my slides about jQuery useful.

 

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I have uploaded the slide to slideshare and you can download it from there. I have also collected lot of links about jQuery during my research and I will post them soon. Update: You can find these links here.

There were some great presentations and I particularly liked the talk on Django by KG (Oops! I forgot to find out whether he has a blog). I also learned lot of good things about Ruby on Rails. More reasons for me to get my hands dirty with Ruby on Rails. ;-)

Special thanks to Prabhu and other organizers for a wonderful event.

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My New Year resolutions

Well, yet another year has come and it’s time to take a second look at your life and make some resolutions. (and whether I really follow them throughout the year is another major questions anyways ;-) )

And here are some of my New Year resolutions (some of them are in my to-do list for quite some time now) and lets hope that I keep them up :-)

  • My reading habit has gone down very much, so first resolution – Read at least a book every month (novels don’t count).
  • Learn a new language (or technology) – 2004 in was PHP, 2005 made me to (re)learn JavaScript for AJAX, 2006 it was Python and 2007 it is going to be Ruby.
  • Redesign this site for May 1st CSS Reboot.
  • Start (or at least take part in) an open source project – it’s time to give back something to the community.
  • Try to do some freelance work – Does anybody need a WordPress consultant? ;-)
  • Buy Apple iPhone – (How about a PayPal donate button here for you guys to donate ha ha ;-) )

So guys, what are your resolutions?

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What should I learn next, Python or Ruby?

It’s been quite some time since I learned a new skill and this feeling has started to haunt my mind. I have had thing feeling quite a few times before and every time it resulted in me adding a new skill to my resume. In 2004 it was PHP and in 2005 it made me to (re)learn Javascript for Ajax and in 2006, almost 7 months have gone :( and so I have decided to get my hands dirty on something new.

The two new things top on my list are Python and Ruby and I have to decide upon either one of them. So guys, I am looking for your suggestion since I am new to both of them. If you have used any one of them then do share those experience with me.

Right now I am slightly biased towards Python, after knowing that even Jeremy is learning it. More over both Drive into Python by Mark and the Yahoo Python Developer center could assist me. ;)

So will the snake swallow the gem?

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