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March 2017 Meeting

Hosted By

Skills Matter

Thanks!

The March 2017 meeting of LRUG will be on Monday the 13th of March, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (talks start at 6:30pm). The venue, Code Node between Moorgate and Liverpool St. stations, is provided by Skills Matter. Full venue and registration details are given below.

Agenda

After the flurry of February's traditional lightning talks, we're back to the regular format, with two talks for your enjoyment:

Action Cable vs. MessageBus - Live updates tailored for Rails

Michal Horčic

Comparison between Action Cable and MessageBus for live updates in Rails application. Introduction to both solutions, basic implementation and benchmarks.

The story of the not-so dark magic of application preloading

Philipp Fehre

Many of us use application pre-loaders like zeus or spring, but how do they actually work? Lets step through what is actually going on by the example of zeus.

Dependency Injection with Little Boxes

Manuel Morales

A brief description of the benefits of dependency injection and how to gain them with Little Boxes.

Afterwards

We aim to finish up the talks and formal part of the meeting by 8pm, but that doesn't mean you have to go home. Why not celebrate our headlong rush towards the vernal equinox by selecting one of two very fine options for winding down the evening and chatting to other LRUG attendees:

  1. Code Node. Skills Matter run a cash bar with a choice of drinks (hard and soft) available. As well as other LRUG members you can network with attendees of the other meetups that Skills Matter are hosing on the same night.
  2. The Singer Tavern. This bar is a short walk north from Code Node (you can find it at 1 City Road, EC1Y 1AG). This pub has a decent food menu on offer as well as a selection of drinks and other LRUG attendees to help you while the evening away.

Regardless of what you choose to do, please remember that this part of the meeting is still covered by our code of conduct even though it does seem more informal.

If for some reason you can't make the talks you're still more than welcome to attend this afterwards part. We'd love to see you!

Venue & Registration  

Prior to attending you should familiarise yourself with our README paying close attention to the code of conduct which applies to all attendees at the talks and afterwards in the pub.

Venue

The address of the venue:

Skills Matter CodeNode
10 South Place
London
EC2M 2RB

See on a map

Registration

To secure a place at the meeting you must register with our hosts Skills Matter. It helps to make sure we have the room laid out with enough chairs, and in extreme cases that we get priority on the larger rooms over other groups using the space on the same night. Also, it's good manners, so please do register with Skills Matter.

Posted by James Adam on Feb 23, 2017

February 2017 Meeting

Hosted By

Skills Matter

Thanks!

The February 2017 meeting of LRUG will be on Monday the 13th of February, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (talks start at 6:30pm). The venue, Code Node between Moorgate and Liverpool St. stations, is provided by Skills Matter. Full venue and registration details are given below.

Agenda

As is traditional, our February meeting consists entirely of lightning talks of no more than 10 minutes. This year we have:

A way to think about bugs

Amy Phillips says:

Bugs. Bugs reports. Jira. Dirty, dirty words. Or are they? In this alternative view of bugs we'll see how bug reports can be turned into something positive for developers and development teams. Treated right a bug report can be a powerful trigger for changing technology, process, and even yourself.

Doing bad things in Postgres for fun and profit

Ryan MacGillivray says:

A brief glimpse at the unwise things you can do with the Postgres array datatype.

A (Pointed) Guide to Beer

Kaitlyn Tierney says:

There are hundreds of beer styles from all over the world. This very brief introduction to beer will enumerate a few of them: how they’re made, what they taste like, and when to drink them.

Logstash: JRuby and Java at Elastic

Guy Boertje says:

I will talk for a bit about what it is like to develop Logstash, a data ingestion application, part of the open source Elastic Stack. At 12+ million downloads and tens of thousands of daily users, Logstash is very popular. We manage/code 160+ Github repos.

Small Steps to Finding Your Dream Job

Lola Odelola says:

A few tips on how to find a job you'll love

Base WTF

Paul Battley says:

If you've done much programming, you've probably worked with binary, hexadecimal, and perhaps octal in addition to normal decimal numbers. But what about base three? And what about base three with a twist, where each digit can be positive or negative? Why would you even want to do that? It really exists, it's called Balanced Ternary, and it has some interesting properties.

My Live Coding Adventure

Rosa Fox says:
An experiment to see if live coding can make me a better developer.

Rosa has had to cancel due to illness, we hope to reschedule her talk for a later meeting.

Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes: Avoiding mutable state in Ruby and why you might want to.

Tom Wey says:

A few examples and techniques for avoiding mutable state in Ruby, and how this might make your code clearer and easier to test. Slightly inspired by getting more into functional programming languages.

Afterwards

We aim to finish up the talks and formal part of the meeting by 8pm, but that doesn't mean you have to go home. There's bound to be something to talk about after all those talks and we have two options for winding down the evening and chatting to other LRUG attendees:

  1. Code Node. Skills Matter run a cash bar with a choice of drinks (hard and soft) available. As well as other LRUG members you can network with attendees of the other meetups that Skills Matter are hosing on the same night.
  2. The Singer Tavern. This bar is a short walk north from Code Node (you can find it at 1 City Road, EC1Y 1AG). This pub has a decent food menu on offer as well as a selection of drinks and other LRUG attendees to help you while the evening away.

Regardless of what you choose to do, please remember that this part of the meeting is still covered by our code of conduct even though it does seem more informal.

If for some reason you can't make the talks you're still more than welcome to attend this afterwards part. We'd love to see you!

Venue & Registration  

Prior to attending you should familiarise yourself with our README paying close attention to the code of conduct which applies to all attendees at the talks and afterwards in the pub.

Venue

The address of the venue:

Skills Matter CodeNode
10 South Place
London
EC2M 2RB

See on a map

Registration

To secure a place at the meeting you must register with our hosts Skills Matter. It helps to make sure we have the room laid out with enough chairs, and in extreme cases that we get priority on the larger rooms over other groups using the space on the same night. Also, it's good manners, so please do register with Skills Matter.

Posted by Tom Stuart on Jan 23, 2017

January 2017 Meeting

Hosted By

Skills Matter

Thanks!

The first LRUG meeting of 2017 will be on Monday the 9th of January, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (talks start at 6:30pm). The venue, Code Node between Moorgate and Liverpool St. stations, is provided by Skills Matter. Full venue and registration details are given below.

Agenda

A developer's misadventures in business

Najaf Ali says:

I am a developer who started a web application development consultancy. This talk is about the story of the business so far, some business basics I had to learn for the business to survive, and things you can do to better understand business, whether or not you intend to start one yourself.

A guide to connascence

Tom Cartwright says:

Connascence is a useful software quality metric that helps you identify the types and strengths of coupling within a system. I will show you how to assess connascence and I'll suggest how using the metric can help you improve the quality of your code.

Afterwards

We aim to finish up the talks and formal part of the meeting by 8pm, but that doesn't mean you have to go home. Even if you are observing a January detox you can still choose to hang out with other attendees at one of the following venues:

  1. Code Node. Skills Matter run a cash bar with a choice of drinks (hard and soft) available. As well as other LRUG members you can network with attendees of the other meetups that Skills Matter are hosing on the same night.
  2. The Singer Tavern. This bar is a short walk north from Code Node (you can find it at 1 City Road, EC1Y 1AG). This pub has a decent food menu on offer as well as a selection of drinks and other LRUG attendees to help you while the evening away.

Regardless of what you choose to do, please remember that this part of the meeting is still covered by our code of conduct even though it does seem more informal.

If for some reason you can't make the talks you're still more than welcome to attend this afterwards part. We'd love to see you!

Venue & Registration  

Prior to attending you should familiarise yourself with our README paying close attention to the code of conduct which applies to all attendees at the talks and afterwards in the pub.

Venue

The address of the venue:

Skills Matter CodeNode
10 South Place
London
EC2M 2RB

See on a map

Registration

To secure a place at the meeting you must register with our hosts Skills Matter. It helps to make sure we have the room laid out with enough chairs, and in extreme cases that we get priority on the larger rooms over other groups using the space on the same night. Also, it's good manners, so please do register with Skills Matter.

Posted by Murray Steele on Dec 27, 2016

December 2016 Meeting

Hosted By

Skills Matter

Thanks!

The December 2016 meeting of LRUG will be on Monday the 12th of December, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (talks start at 6:30pm). The venue, Code Node between Moorgate and Liverpool St. stations, is provided by Skills Matter. Full venue and registration details are given below.

Agenda

Software architecture analysis with runtime type detection in ruby

Mark Burns says:

The six lesser-known SOLID (packaging) principles, Connascence, and tooling for runtime type analysis in ruby. Summarised in haiku form as:

Fitting code on screen
Makes developers happy;
A hypothesis.

Ruby as a Learning Language

Claire Tran says:

Exploring why Ruby is one of the languages which people use to start learning programming.

An A/B test is for life, not just for Christmas

Simon Coffey says:

A/B tests are simple: you have a change you want to make; you define what "conversion" is; you randomly show the change to half your users, and see if "conversion" goes up or down with the change. But what if the effects are more complex?

I'll talk about an experiment we ran that initially targeted a single measure of conversion but had some knock-on effects, and how we were able to study them. I'll share some very easy things you can do right away to get more information out of your A/B tests, and hopefully convince you there's more to them than deciding on some copy, or the colour of a button.

Afterwards

These talks should bring us up to about 8pm. The meeting doesn't end there though, if you've a mind to keep things going you have a choice:

  1. Stay at Code Node. Skills Matter have a cash bar with a choice of drinks on offer. There are other meetups hosted by Skills Matter on the same night so you can mingle with attendees of those events to find out what's happening in those communities.
  2. Head to The Singer Tavern (located at 1 City Road, EC1Y 1AG). This is where you'll find many LRUG attendees who fancy a drink and a bite to eat.

If you are unable to attend the talks you are still more than welcome to come along for this part of the meeting. The more the merrier.

Venue & Registration  

Prior to attending you should familiarise yourself with our README paying close attention to the code of conduct which applies to all attendees at the talks and afterwards in the pub.

Venue

The address of the venue:

Skills Matter CodeNode
10 South Place
London
EC2M 2RB

See on a map

Registration

To secure a place at the meeting you must register with our hosts Skills Matter. It helps to make sure we have the room laid out with enough chairs, and in extreme cases that we get priority on the larger rooms over other groups using the space on the same night. Also, it's good manners, so please do register with Skills Matter.

Posted by Murray Steele on Nov 28, 2016

November 2016 Meeting

Meeting Sponsors

Sponsorship kindly provided by:

Hosted By

Skills Matter

Thanks!

The November 2016 meeting of LRUG will be on Tuesday the 15th of November, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (talks start at 6:30pm). Please note that this meeting does not conform to our usual schedule and is being held on a Tuesday.

The venue, Code Node between Moorgate and Liverpool St. stations, is provided by Skills Matter. Full venue and registration details are given below.

Agenda

The invisible cost of code

Luke Morton says:

Every line of code has cost associated with it. The cost of writing it. The cost of testing it. Deploying it. Reading it. Changing it later. I'd like to identify some of the costs and suggest ways of reducing them. Hint: write less code in the first place.

AWS Elastic Beanstalk & Docker for Rails developers.

Tomas Valent says:

Elastic Beanstalk (EB) is a product from AWS that is trying to provide easy to setup load balanced environment of EC2 instances.

In this talk we will configure simple Rails app, wrap it in a Docker container and ship it to AWS EB setup. We will look at some awesome configuration options.

Where does my code go? - Rails Edition

Michael Lennox says:

While Rails provides us a great platform for rapid application development it doesn't give us much guidance on where to start placing common abstractions once our domain complexity grows. This talk isn't about the 'architecture astronaut' or fighting rails to implement 'better' patterns, it's a really basic intro to some of the layers you can implement tomorrow to compartmentalise your code without having to fight the framework.

Food and Drinks

Cogent

The nice people at Cogent have arranged to provide us with some pizza and drinks. These will be available before the meeting in the Skilss Matter downstairs bar area, so there's even more reasons to turn up early. Cogent are a software agency in Melbourne, Australia, and are looking to hire ruby devs, if you're interested they'll help you relocate.

Thanks for supporting us Cogent!

Afterwards

The talks part of the meeting ends around 8:00pm. If you'd like to continue the evening you have a choice of where to go next:

  1. The downstairs area at Code Node. Skills Matter have a cash bar with a choice of drinks on offer. There are other meetups hosted by Skills Matter on the same night so you can mingle with attendees of those events to find out what's happening in those communities.
  2. The Singer Tavern (located at 1 City Road, EC1Y 1AG). This is where you'll find many LRUG attendees who fancy a drink and a bite to eat.

If you are unable to attend the talks you are still more than welcome to come along for this part of the meeting. The more the merrier.

Venue & Registration  

Prior to attending you should familiarise yourself with our README paying close attention to the code of conduct which applies to all attendees at the talks and afterwards in the pub.

Venue

The address of the venue:

Skills Matter CodeNode
10 South Place
London
EC2M 2RB

See on a map

Registration

To secure a place at the meeting you must register with our hosts Skills Matter. It helps to make sure we have the room laid out with enough chairs, and in extreme cases that we get priority on the larger rooms over other groups using the space on the same night. Also, it's good manners, so please do register with Skills Matter.

You can also find this meeting on lanyrd, but this is not a meaningful way to tell us you wish to attend. We mostly use it after the meeting to collect artefacts about the talks like videos, slides, writeups, code, etc.

Posted by Murray Steele on Oct 17, 2016

October 2016 Meeting

Hosted By

Skills Matter

Thanks!

The October 2016 meeting of LRUG will be on Monday the 10th of October, from 6:45pm to 8:45pm (talks start at 7:15pm). The venue, Code Node between Moorgate and Liverpool St. stations, is provided by Skills Matter. Full venue and registration details are given below.

Agenda

Development Re-bundling in Dockerland

Charlie Egan has some tips for developers using docker and bundler:

For almost a year I've enjoyed using Docker and docker-compose to work on various Ruby projects. However - bundle installations when building images have been always been painful. This talk is about exploring the rather unsatisfactory options available to speed up the process of "development re-bundling".

A month of I18n in 10 minutes

Chris Radford is going to tell us how to make i18n a smooth process:

Translating websites has been A Thing(tm) since the earliest days of the web, so how does it take over a month to translate a website with less than a dozen pages? In this talk Chris walks us through the minefield of internationalisation and some of the common pitfalls of translating a website.

Joining the mob: Top 12 mob programming tips and thoughts

Emma Beynon wants to share how she and her team got on with mob-programming:

What happens when you get 5 developers to work on the same problem on the same computer at the same time? Emma's team at GDS took collaboration to the next level by trying out mob programming. Find out what they learned from their mobbing experience, and take away a few tips to try it in your team.

An open-source contribution story

Murray Steele has a story to tell:

A short story about a contribution I made to rubygems that took a couple of years. And how that's totally ok.

Afterwards

Our talks will be done by 8:45pm after which you can find LRUG attendees in one of these venues:

  1. The downstairs area at Code Node. Skills Matter have a cash bar with a choice of drinks on offer. If there are other meetups on the same night you can hang out with those attendees too and find out what's going on in other technology communities.
  2. The Singer Tavern (located at 1 City Road, EC1Y 1AG). For those who want to eat as well as drink after the talks, you'll find many LRUG attendees here. There's a wide selection of drinks, and some tasty food on offer too.

Attendance of the talks isn't a requirement for coming along to the afterwards part. Do turn up and say "hi!", you'll be more than welcome.

Venue & Registration  

Prior to attending you should familiarise yourself with our README paying close attention to the code of conduct which applies to all attendees at the talks, or afterwards in the pub.

Venue

The address of the venue:

Skills Matter CodeNode
10 South Place
London
EC2M 2RB

See on a map

Registration

To secure a place at the meeting you must register with our hosts Skills Matter. It helps to make sure we have the room laid out with enough chairs, and in extreme cases that we get priority on the larger rooms over other groups using the space on the same night. Also, it's good manners, so please do register with Skills Matter.

You can also find this meeting on lanyrd, but this is not a meaningful way to tell us you wish to attend. We mostly use it after the meeting to collect artefacts about the talks like videos, slides, writeups, code, etc.

Posted by Murray Steele on Sep 30, 2016

September 2016 Meeting

Meeting Sponsors

Sponsorship kindly provided by:

Hosted By

Skills Matter

Thanks!

The September 2016 meeting of LRUG will be on Monday the 12th of September, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (talks start at 6:30pm). The venue, Code Node between Moorgate and Liverpool St. stations, is provided by Skills Matter. Full venue and registration details are given below.

Agenda

Working together

Josh Hill wants to share his experiences with pair-programming:

Josh heard about pair programming a few years ago and tried it a few times. Last year, he jumped in and started pairing full-time. Working so closely with clients, colleagues, juniors and seniors was challenging. Now he enjoys pairing more than flying solo and has seen the benefits for himself and his teammates. This talk is about the challenges and benefits of working more closely with one another.

Total Rewrite

David Salgado has some tips for tackling the dreaded re-write:

Patterns and anti-patterns for when you're replacing your entire codebase, and reasons why doing that is (usually) a very bad idea.

Not working together

Gerhard Lazu asks:

How does a small team spread across London & Omaha set up a global production infrastructure while not working together?

Book Giveaway

Hired

The nice people at Hired have arranged a giveaway of twenty books to lucky LRUG members. The winners will be able to choose one of the following books as their prize:

If you'd like the chance to be one of twenty winners visit this online form and enter your name, email address, and choice of book. The form opens in the evening of Monday, 13th September and will be open until 1pm on Tuesday, 20th September 2016.

Thanks Hired!

Afterwards

The meeting will finish around about 8pm when the prepared talks are over. It's now up to you and the other attendees to have unprepared talks in the comfort of one of these venues:

  1. The downstairs area at Code Node. Skills Matter have a cash bar with a choice of drinks on offer. If there are other meetups on the same night you can hang out with those attendees too and find out what's going on in other technology communities.
  2. The Singer Tavern (located at 1 City Road, EC1Y 1AG). For those who want to eat as well as drink after the talks, you'll find many LRUG attendees here. There's a wide selection of drinks, and some tasty food on offer too.

If you are unable to attend the talks you don't need to miss out, you can absolutely come along to meet us afterwards.

Venue & Registration  

Prior to attending you should familiarise yourself with our README paying close attention to the code of conduct.

Venue

The address of the venue:

Skills Matter CodeNode
10 South Place
London
EC2M 2RB

See on a map

Registration

To secure a place at the meeting you must register with our hosts Skills Matter. It helps to make sure we have the room laid out with enough chairs, and in extreme cases that we get priority on the larger rooms over other groups using the space on the same night. Also, it's good manners, so please do register with Skills Matter.

You can also find this meeting on lanyrd, but this is not a meaningful way to tell us you wish to attend. We mostly use it after the meeting to collect artefacts about the talks like videos, slides, writeups, code, etc.

Posted by Murray Steele on Aug 19, 2016

August 2016 Meeting

Hosted By

Skills Matter

Thanks!

The August 2016 meeting of LRUG will be on Monday the 8th of August, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (talks start at 6:30pm). The venue, Code Node between Moorgate and Liverpool St. stations, is provided by Skills Matter. Full venue and registration details are given below.

Agenda

Action Cable

Jairo Diaz is going to tell us about the newest addition to rails:

Action Cable is a Rails framework for real-time communication over websockets introduced in Rails 5.0. With Action Cable we can develop interactive applications and live notifications to our users.

The Marvel Guide to Developers

Melinda Seckington wants to talk to us about superhero developers:

Forget ninja developers and rockstar developers. What I'm more interested in is the superhero developer: these are the developers that do their best to help others, that try to give back to their community, and generally make the world a better place.

So how can we all strive to be superhero developers? Using the origin stories and lessons from Marvel superheroes, this talk will help you become the type of developer that amplifies and helps others.

Tell, Don’t Ask

John Cinnamond has a deleted-scene from his Brighton Ruby talk on OO programming to share with us:

Everything you ever need to know about how to write the most wonderful code, in 10 minutes.

Afterwards

We'll be done with the talks by about 8pm. If you'd like to continue talking to your fellow LRUG attendees about the topics brought up by the speakers, goings on in the ruby community at large, or anything else you have a choice to make. You can:

  1. Hang out in the downstairs area at Code Node. Skills Matter run a cash bar and you can mingle with attendees of other meetups held that night.
  2. Take a short walk northwards and visit the Singer Tavern (located at 1 City Road, EC1Y 1AG) for some food to go with your post-talk drink.

If you can't make the talks you are more than welcome to come along afterwards to hang out with us.

Venue & Registration  

Prior to attending you should familiarise yourself with our README paying close attention to the code of conduct.

Venue

The address of the venue:

Skills Matter CodeNode
10 South Place
London
EC2M 2RB

See on a map

Registration

To secure a place at the meeting you must register with our hosts Skills Matter. It helps to make sure we have the room laid out with enough chairs, and in extreme cases that we get priority on the larger rooms over other groups using the space on the same night. Also, it's good manners, so please do register with Skills Matter.

You can also find this meeting on lanyrd, but this is not a meaningful way to tell us you wish to attend. We mostly use it after the meeting to collect artefacts about the talks like videos, slides, writeups, code, etc.

Posted by Murray Steele on Jul 19, 2016

July 2016 Meeting

Hosted By

Skills Matter

Thanks!

The July 2016 meeting of LRUG will be on Monday the 11th of July, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (talks start at 6:30pm). The venue, Code Node between Moorgate and Liverpool St. stations, is provided by Skills Matter. Full venue and registration details are given below.

Agenda

Ruby Book Club

Nadia Odunayo is going to treat us to a "live" episode of her podcast Ruby Book Club:

Hello and welcome to the Ruby Book Club! We’re delighted that you could join us.

Today we’re starting with section 4.9 in Avdi Grimm’s ‘Confident Ruby’: Replace “string typing” with classes.

As always, it doesn’t matter if you haven’t found time to do the reading. At the Ruby Book Club, we like to make sure that everyone is on the same page.

Documenting Ruby APIs

Tom Kadwill says this about his talk:

In this talk I will provide a short comparison of the popular API documentation tools available for Ruby. I'll explain how you can use them to generate API documentation for your own projects.

Integrating React into a Rails application

Edd Sowden is going to tell us all about React and Rails:

Looking at how you can start using React within a Rails environment, why you might want to, and what benefits it can unlock. Also looking at how you can make this change to a large project which lots of developers contribute to regularly.

Afterwards

The talks will end by 8pm, but that's not the end of the LRUG meeting. There are a couple of options for how to continue your evening with other LRUG attendees. You can:

  1. Hang out in the downstairs area at Code Node. Skills Matter run a cash bar and you can mingle with attendees of other meetups held that night.
  2. Take a short walk northwards and visit the Singer Tavern (located at 1 City Road, EC1Y 1AG). Many LRUG folk head here to get something to eat with their post-talk drinks, and you'd be more than welcome to join them.

All are welcome at this post-talk part of the meeting where no registration is required. Feel free to turn up just for this part if you can't make it to the talks earlier in the evening.

Venue & Registration  

Prior to attending you should familiarise yourself with our README paying close attention to the code of conduct.

Venue

The address of the venue:

Skills Matter CodeNode
10 South Place
London
EC2M 2RB

See on a map

Registration

To secure a place at the meeting you must register with our hosts Skills Matter. It helps to make sure we have the room laid out with enough chairs, and in extreme cases that we get priority on the larger rooms over other groups using the space on the same night. Also, it's good manners, so please do register with Skills Matter.

You can also find this meeting on lanyrd, but this is not a meaningful way to tell us you wish to attend. We mostly use it after the meeting to collect artefacts about the talks like videos, slides, writeups, code, etc.

Posted by Murray Steele on Jun 16, 2016

June 2016 Meeting

Hosted By

Skills Matter

Thanks!

The June 2016 meeting of LRUG will be on Monday the 13th of June, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (talks start at 6:30pm). The venue, Code Node between Moorgate and Liverpool St. stations, is provided by Skills Matter. Full venue and registration details are given below.

Agenda

Hacking Your Head : Managing Information Overload

Jo Pearce says:

There are limits to our ability to learn and process information. Overload impacts productivity by causing psychological and physiological stress. I’ll relate findings from cognitive psychology that help us understand how, as developers, we might be overloading ourselves and what to do about it.

Open Sesame: A beginners guide to passwords

Rob Kitromilides says:

What goes on when you log in to a website? How does it work? Why should you care?

Refactoring a monolith with rails engines

Tom Close says:

12 months ago we were facing a number of problems familiar in an early stage startup:

  • a monolithic codebase that had accumulated a lot of technical debt
  • a requirement to handle complex business processes that were changing quickly as the business scaled
  • a growing development team struggling to enable new hires to be effective quickly

We initially considered moving to a micro-service architecture but eventually settled on using rails engines to refactor our monolith, allowing us to make immediate gains in productivity whilst avoiding the operational complexity of a distributed system. The talk will cover the approach we are taking in this (ongoing) refactor, the rules we found we needed to play by, and the lessons we learned along the way.

Afterwards

These talks will end by 8pm which is quite early, so if you'd like to continue the evening in the company of other LRUG folk you can:

  1. Hang out in the downstairs area at Code Node. Skills Matter run a cash bar and you can mingle with attendees of other meetups held that night.
  2. Take a short walk northwards and visit the Singer Tavern (located at 1 City Road, EC1Y 1AG). Many LRUG folk head here to get something to eat with their post-talk drinks, and you'd be more than welcome to join them.

Attendance of the talks isn't required if you'd like to come along just for this part of the meeting. Perhaps if you're unable to make the talks you can secure a table for us?

Venue & Registration  

Prior to attending you should familiarise yourself with our README paying close attention to the code of conduct.

Venue

The address of the venue:

Skills Matter CodeNode
10 South Place
London
EC2M 2RB

See on a map

Registration

To secure a place at the meeting you must register with our hosts Skills Matter. It helps to make sure we have the room laid out with enough chairs, and in extreme cases that we get priority on the larger rooms over other groups using the space on the same night. Also, it's good manners, so please do register with Skills Matter.

You can also find this meeting on lanyrd, but this is not a meaningful way to tell us you wish to attend. We mostly use it after the meeting to collect artefacts about the talks like videos, slides, writeups, code, etc.

Posted by Murray Steele on May 24, 2016