Steve and Wynn caught up with Dr. Nic from Engine Yard to talk about the cloud, Jenkins, Ruby, and lowering the barrier of entry for learning Rails on Windows.
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Notes and Links
- Catch up with us at Red Dirt Ruby Conf
- Steve will be at Codeconf
- Kenneth will be covering PyCon 2011
- Thanks for putting up with us for 50 episodes!
- Dr. Nic Williams is Developer Advocate at Engine Yard has a ton of open source projects
- Engine Yard uses Amazon AWS and Terremark
- Dr. Nic actively and aggressively abandons most of his 154 public repos and feels good about it due to Git and GitHub
- Steve maintains a couple of projects from _why
- Dr. Nic liked how Jamis Buck declared he abandoned Capistrano
- Dr. Nic prefers TextMate instead of “1960s technology”
- Steve likes Janus for Vim
- Steve asks about Redcar
- Engine Yard has partnered with Appcelerator for mobile app developers
- Dr. Nic helps maintain Rails Installer, the easiest way to get up and running with Ruby on Rails. For Windows. Mac and Linux coming soon.
- Luis Lavena and Charles Nutter are core to the Ruby community
- “If you have to put the shortcuts on a coffee mug!” - Dr. Nic on Vim
- Jeremy Ashkenas from DocumentCloud is a regular on The Changelog for projects like Docco, CloudCrowd, Underscore.js, CoffeeScript
- The Jenkins rename shows the power of the community to stick together
- Dr. Nic is sticking with Jenkins, but Travis is worth a look for Rubyists
- Someone send Dr. Nic an Octocat badge