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3 programming videos worth watching

27 Nov 2016 - by 'Maurits van der Schee'

There are many conferences that publish their talks on YouTube, but not all talks are equally good. I try to watch as many as I can and then take the best ones that I have seen and publish them here on this blog. I was doing this with lists of conference videos before, but today will experiment with individual videos: 3 very interesting talks from 3 different interesting conferences.

C Ruby? C Ruby Go! Go Ruby Go!

Ever wanted to rewrite performance sensitive code as a native Ruby extension, but got stuck trying to navigate the depths of Ruby’s C API before you could get anything done? Or maybe you’re just not comfortable with C and want an easier path.

Do you know any Go? Well, if you do, you’re in luck! Join us for this talk about a tool named "gorb" that will quickly and easily let you generate native Ruby extension wrappers for your Go programs. And if you don’t know Go, come anyway, it’s really easy to learn! We’ll have you writing blazing fast code that you can use right from Ruby, in no time at all.

RubyConf 2016 - Loren Segal [42:28]

Turbolinks 5: I Can’t Believe It’s Not Native!

Learn how Turbolinks 5 enables small teams to deliver lightning-fast Rails applications in the browser, plus high-fidelity hybrid apps for iOS and Android, all using a shared set of web views.

RailsConf 2016 - Sam Stephenson [37:36]

Secure Software Distribution in an Adversarial World

As more of our applications become dependent on external modules, having secure software update systems becomes increasingly important. Diogo argues that we should operate under an attack model that considers the distribution infrastructure itself as being actively malicious.

dotSecurity 2016 - Diogo Mónica [17:56]