Monday, 9th July in London

This meetup was organised by LRUG: London Ruby User Group in July 2018


At this month's London Ruby User Group, we'll be joined by Suzanne Hamilton, Nicky Thompson and Ewan Slater! We'll be covering property based testing, CSS shapes and Shakespearean functions. Don't miss it!

Write Better Tests With Property Based Testing

We write automated tests to give us confidence in our code, but bugs still fall between the cracks.

In this talk I'll show you how to apply the techniques of property-based testing to use randomly-generated data to drive out more bugs with fewer tests. I'll demonstrate these techniques using the new Hypothesis for Ruby library which is based on the popular Hypothesis Python library.

Suzanne Hamilton

Suzanne is a tech lead at Softwire in north London. She enjoys finding new ways to break software, and learning languages (both programming and human).

CSS Shapes: Upgrade Your Page Layouts

Web design is getting boring. We're not learning enough from our history, and so we're doomed to repeat our mistakes. You won't get your message across effectively if your website looks like all the other websites out there.

This talk will cover some of that history in an attempt to help us all learn from it. You'll also learn some cool new ways CSS can help you stand out, after which you will be armed with practical help to use these techniques, the knowledge of when to use them (and when not to), and arguments to help convince your colleagues of your great new ideas.

Nicky Thompson

Nicky is a Technical Manager at FutureLearn, and has spent more than a decade as a freelance and in-house web developer, making beautiful websites that work for everyone.

As You Like It - If Shakespeare Had Written Functions as a Service

What better way to spruce up functions than with Shakespeare?

In this talk I'll be covering:

  • What is FaaS

  • The Fn project - an open source agnostic FaaS platform

  • The Ruby FDK (Function Development Kit)

  • With a bit of inspiration from William Shakespeare.

Ewan Slater

I have been in the software industry for > 20 years. I accidentally joined Oracle when they purchased Thor Technologies in 2005. I intended to stay for six months and I'm still here.

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