RubyConf India : Hospitality was anything but pleasant at The Lalit resort and spa, Goa

This is a re-post of my original blog post here. RubyConfIndia 14 – Hospitality was anything but pleasant at The Lalit resort and spa, Goa. We had a pretty bitter experience and would like to capture it here. Also please suggest me where else we can do this. Send us email at RubyConf India We are a not-for-profit conference run by community support. The only thing special about us is that we run a pretty high quality conference in pretty hotels.

Little Functional Programming Lexicon

This guest post is by Elise Huard, who is working as a freelance software engineer. She has 15 years of software under her belt and is keen on providing experienced advice as well as coding help. She has programmed in Ruby for 6 years before turning to Clojure and Haskell, and enjoys exploring the world of functional programming.

Learn More About India's Exciting RubyConfIndia 2013

Learn More About India’s Exciting RubyConfIndia 2013 This guest post is by Prakash Murthy. Prakash is a Ruby programmer, working as a freelance web developer, splitting time between India and US, and currently based in Mysore. He discovered Ruby/Rails in early 2010 when he was looking to become a full-time programmer after more than a decade in a customer support role in the financial services software field, and has thrived in his chosen path ever since.

7 secrets every developer should know before getting into a manager or lead

7 secrets every developer should know before getting into a manager or lead role This guest post is contributed by Pramod Paranjape, who till recently ran a diverse delivery team of IT engineers and managers. He writes articles for new managers at He actively contributes on Quora on topics like team management and IT outsourcing. He releases slide decks based on real life management case studies on slideshare. At some point of time in your career, you have to decide if you want to continue on a technical path or to take up a management role.

Migration downtime for RubyLearning

Migration downtime for RubyLearning RubyLearning websites and services (, and will be down for scheduled maintenance according to this time schedule. We would be offline no longer than 4 hours. During this time, we will be migrating our Slice from the St. Louis (STL) to the Chicago (ORD) datacenter of Slicehost. Update: The site migration is complete. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Rails Drinkup Pune – Jan 28th

Rails Drinkup Pune – Jan 28th It’s that time again. Rails Drinkup will be in Pune, India on Jan. 28th and we’re doing a drinkup at the Royal Connaught Boat Club. If you want some free beer, be there at or around 6 pm. We shall have 1 or 2 technical sessions (like “Rhodes in a Nutshell”) followed by networking. The Drinkup is sponsored by IntelleCap. The earlier Drinkup sponsored by JoshSoftware was a big success.

Rubyists and Companies I am thankful for in 2010

As 2010 comes to a close, I would like to thank the following awesome people and companies.

RubyLearning eBook(s) Sale Proceeds for CRY India -- Will You Join Me?

This month, RubyLearning completes five wonderful years of teaching Ruby programming and allied technologies. Time flies when you’re having fun!

The value of a personal bug log

The value of a personal bug log This guest post is by Brian Tarbox, who is a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Motorola where he works on Video On Demand Systems. He also blogs about applying a Wabi Sabi approach to software, cognition and philosophy at He is a regular contributor to the Pragmatic Programmer magazine. His open source project for converting computer log files to music just won an Oracle Duke’s Choice award.

Let The World Know Who YOU Are!

Let The World Know Who YOU Are! I am connected with awesome people across the globe thanks to my RubyLearning sites and social networking websites like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. I would love to learn about what you do. Please take a moment to introduce yourself and tell us more about yourself. Feel free to talk about your job or business and promote yourself here. Let us know in the comments section of this post.