RailsConf wrapped up in mid-April with a virtual gathering, featuring attendees from 61 different countries. The talks are now available to all on YouTube, so if you're looking for some suggestions on where to start, please allow me to curate a list for you.
This is my favorite session that I've had the opportunity to watch thus far. Writing is such a critical component of our jobs (and lives), and this primer is presented in such a friendly manner.
If you're associated with a tech company, and reading this around the time that this published - you're probably hiring. Whether you are or not, take this opportunity to evaluate the process you use to lead to better outcomes for candidates and the organization.
"Service objects" as a concept means so many different things to different people. This talk introduces different philosophies people take in constructing service objects and presents the trade-offs of each.
Garbage collection, mark and sweep, page size, memory allocation - all concepts that can feel very intimidating. However, when presented so masterfully eloquently, this talk is a great way to make these topics feel more approachable.
Encapsulating view logic and presentation in ViewComponents helps promote reusable and testable objects to the view layer of your Rails app.
This has a number of keen insights on improving the performance of your overall test suite.
I'll be honest: I did not actually watch this talk. But let's just say I'm very familiar with the subject matter and the presentation.
I did not have the opportunity to watch everything I wanted to during the conference. Here is a small sampling of what's still on my list.
As someone that has certainly never made a mistake before, I can't wait to learn what all the fuss is about.
Anything that talks about how awesome librarians are is ok by me. I look forward to hearing more about how I can approach my day-to-day work with the mindset and tools that a reference librarian brings to bear in their profession.
Need something to be faster? We'll fork a process and it'll magically be better, because concurrency...right? I'll let you know after I give this talk a view.
This post originally published on The Gnar Company blog.
What have you watched from RailsConf 2021? What are you excited to watch?