18 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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…on my former project Jetpants, to see how it has evolved over the past year at Tumblr. And several talks by Oracle engineers about upcoming functionality in MySQL 5.7.

Steaphan: In addition to the conference sessions, I look forward to the birds of a feather session with the MySQL team. Last year, it proved to be a valuable opportunity to engage with those upstream developers who make the changes we care about, and I expect the same this year.

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There are also several sessions on sharding. Tumblr has one on their use of Jetpants that also looks interesting. I've attended that one before but it's always interesting to talk with them and ask questions.

Additionally I saw that Justin (Swanhart) has a presentation on using Shard-Query, which looks very interesting.

This conference always provides a very diverse audience of users and developers. You always see something new or learn of something that's …

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…want to run. Venture capital is for people who want to grow something to Instagram or Tumblr levels. Getting funding for something that VC typically (and insultingly) refers to as a "lifestyle business" is far harder. Glassboard, by design, isn't designed for those insane levels of scale.

And finally, I'm personally averse to the whole racket of venture capital. Entrepreneurs are the new labor , especially when old guys with money pits are funding the sweat …

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…software designers, we were met with polite nods or blank stares. When we said "We make apps like Tumblr and YouTube", the students were excited and impressed.

The image problem wasn't the only factor. As we spoke with the students, it became clear that there are some persistent misconceptions about programming which diminish its appeal. When we asked students why they didn't want to be software developers or designers, we'd typically get one of the following responses: …

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Wait, wait, that looks familiar...

That explains a lot of the jokes I've seen on Tumblr recently.

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Google, Twitter, Yahoo, LinkedIn, Salesforce, Tumblr, Dropbox, Github, Booking.com, Box, Groupon and others.

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