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May 21, 2010: Meetings

Chicago Ruby, ChicagoDB, Cucumber, Rails 3, Snow LeopardNoel RappinComment

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Committed what I hope will be the Beta 3 version of the Cucumber chapter. Most of the changes were in the various conclusions. When I originally wrote the chapter, Cucumber was still quite new, and I had kind of a ragged set of thoughts about how it should be used. Since then, I've used it more, and more importantly, there's been a lot more community discussion about how Cucumber is best used, so I needed and was able to tighten up that part a bit.

Meetings, I've Got Meetings



If you are in the Chicago area, you might want to check out some group meetings.

The brand new ChicagoDB user group will have its first meeting Monday June 21 at Obtiva World HQ in Chicago. RSVP if you plan on coming.

Also, the Chicago Ruby meeting on June 1, now has a more detailed description of the schedule.

And then



A couple of links on setup:

This week in RailsDispatch, upgrading from Rails 2 to Rails 3.

Rogelio Samour has posted a set of steps that Hashrocket currently uses to create their standard Ruby setup for Snow Leopard machines. Looks nice.

Finally



A few weeks ago I linked to a This American Life story about the NUMMI auto plant that recently closed after a long time being the flagship GM plant for running based on Toyota/Lean principles. Interesting follow up yesterday: the plant will be part of Toyota's investment in Tesla, and will be used to build Tesla's cars.