July 2021 Meeting

The July 2021 meeting of LRUG will be on Monday the 12th of July, from 6:20pm to 8:00pm (meeting starts at 6:30pm).

Full registration details are given below, note that the zoom meeting url is only sent to registered attendees, so please do make sure you do it.


Breaking Up Monoliths With CRC cards

Hemal Varambhia from Simply Business says:

Rapid iteration and feedback is key to enhancing agility. This is an experience report on how we appealed to a modelling technique from the 1980s, CRC cards, to figure out how we might break away part of a monolith at the architectural level and guide refactorings at the softer design level.

  1. LRUG July 2021 - Hemal Varambhia - Breaking up monoliths with CRC cards

Ruby on Rails for Fun and Social Good

Alex Rudall from Beam says:

Beam is the world's first crowdfunding platform for homelessness. Alex will talk about what Beam does and how Beam uses Ruby on Rails, Airtable, Vue.js and Tailwind to help them change the lives of homeless people.

  1. LRUG July 2021 - Alex Rudall - Ruby on Rails for Fun and Social Good
  2. A new way to tackle homelessness | TEDx Brighton

Improving Rails scalability using modularity with enforced boundaries

Rob Faldo says:

One of the aspects of Ruby & Rails that gives it the reputation for not scaling well is that unlike some languages/frameworks it has no way to enforce modularity. Over time and with many developers this usually leads to 'spaghetti code'. This talk will introduce a solution to this problem called packwerk (a ruby gem by Shopify), as well as touch on some alternatives.

  1. LRUG July 2021 - Rob Faldo - Improving Rails scalability using modularity with enforced boundaries
  2. Improving Rails scalability using modularity with enforced boundaries


The zoom call will stay open after the talks are finished for a little bit if attendees want to chat for a while. The speakers may hang out so you can ask them questions you weren't able to during the meeting. If you've got any ideas for something better let us know at organisers@lrug.org.


Prior to attending you should familiarise yourself with our README paying close attention to the code of conduct which applies to all attendees, even though we are all in our own little bubbles.

Secure your place

Even in a virtual world there are limited places for attending the meeting so you need to register via eventbrite. The link to the zoom meeting will only be sent to registered attendees on the day of the meeting, around about 6pm. Keep an eye out for the email and check your spam just in case.

Do prepare yourself in advance by downloading the zoom client.

Posted by Murray Steele on Jun 22, 2021