18 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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Japan

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By Anusha Sethuraman of New Relic 1 month ago.
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…knowledge on different topics like monetization, performance management, and APIs. Some countries, like Japan and Estonia, even had booths set up dedicated to app development in their individual countries.

New Relic was excited to be a part of this, and talk to developers about their app performance management and monitoring needs. It was very clear that since we officially launched our mobile app monitoring solution in 2013, things have definitely started picking up in the mobile …

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By Patrick of Kalzumeus Software 3 months ago.
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…both for Japan and the United States. I'm still in charge of it for Japan but, thankfully, I have competent professional advisers for the US. Unfortunately, I did not get them hard numbers consistently enough for them to get me hard numbers by the end of the year, so it is likely that the below numbers will not match the "official" numbers I put on my tax returns. Treat these numbers as ballpark rather than audited financial figures.

The Year In Brief

Bingo Card Creator

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By Sarah Milstein of Lessons Learned 5 months ago.
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iTunes ; SoundCloud ). John moved to Japan in the 1980s to work at Toyota, which at that point had the most advanced manufacturing practices in the world. He took what he learned there back to the US, first to work with American auto plants as part of the GM-Toyota partnership, and then as the founder and president of the Lean Enterprise Institute.

Here's John at 12:20 describing the turnaround Lean Manufacturing methods were able to make at Nummi, a GM …

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On Ruby News 5 months ago.
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The Government of Fukuoka, Japan together with " Matz" Matsumoto would like to invite you to enter the following Ruby competition. If you have developed an interesting Ruby program, please be encouraged to apply.

2014 Fukuoka Ruby Award Competition - Grand Prize - 1 Million Yen!

Entry Deadline: November 29, 2013

Matz and a group of panelists will select the winners of the Fukuoka Competition. The grand prize for the Fukuoka Competition is 1 million …

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By Sarah Milstein of Lessons Learned 7 months ago.
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…‘ Step Zero of the Four Steps,' or buy-in, is more important in Japan than in the Valley.

"Good news #1: Perfectionism and detail-oriented culture

"Perfectionism and detail orientation inhibit adapting Lean Startup methodology in Japan, but they turn out to be strengths once people buy in. Once they buy in, entrepreneurs in Japan follow and execute Lean Startup exhaustively.

"I see exhaustive execution of Lean Startup methodology often in the mobile/internet …

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The QR code was invented in Japan by a Toyota subsidiary company in 1994 to track vehicles through the manufacturing process. The code is composed of black dots arranged in a square pattern and can be encoded to include all sorts of information. Reading the code is simply a case of scanning it with one of the the many apps that can be downloaded for free on a smartphone or other mobile device.

In recent years QR codes have become more widely adopted and are now being used on everything …

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By Patrick of Kalzumeus Software 9 months ago.
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…kind of look like engineers. Keith and I don't really look like engineers in Japan, but, be that as it may...

Keith : I would just say tech people.

Patrick : Right, tech people.

Keith : Anything that deals with technology, like that whole Internet thing.

Patrick : Right, that whole Internet thing. That whole Internet thing should cost $ 3,000 a month in Japan, for the fully loaded cost of an engineer [ Patrick notes : Hmm, a little low -- $ 4,000 fully …

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On Dalibor Nasevic 10 months ago.
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Koichi Sasada, core Ruby contributor from Japan, opened the second day of the conference. He gave a keynote on Ruby Garbage Collector Towards more efficient Ruby 2.1 . The beginning of his talk was quite funny. He made great atmosphere in the audience by making few jokes on behalf of matz while talking about the history of Ruby. I suggest you check his slides.

Benjamin Smith from Pivotal Labs had an interesting presentation on Architecting your Rails app for success! …

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By Leigh Shevchik of New Relic 1 year ago.
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…apps industry used to be primarily US based. But now markets in China, Japan and South Korea are getting into the game. Mobile analytics firm Flurry reports that China has outpaced the US in terms of smartphone and tablet users for both Android and iOS.

Flurry also reports that mobile apps users have doubled the amount of time they spend on their apps - from one hour a day in 2011 to two hours a day in 2013. Also, users focus their time on a small number of apps, usually …

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By Satish Talim of RubyLearning Blog 1 year ago.
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…Write Baby Shoes - a very tiny GUI DSL

Course conducted by

ashbb from Japan with 24×7 help from the mentors at RubyLearning.

So hurry, registrations have started.

By the end of the course, and to reiterate what Paolo Perrotta said, you will understand metaprogramming and that's the moment you will start "thinking in Ruby".

This FAQ would help answer most of your queries.

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