April Meeting

Our next meeting will be Monday, April 7th, from 7:00-9:00pm at Capital Factory downtown.


The SOLID principles are a good collection of general guidelines to help you build software that will be easier to maintain over time. Most of these principles can be applied as-is in Ruby, but some need to be adapted.


Louis Salin has been a software developer for more than 10 years. He spends the majority of his time rambling about the good ol' days and tries to find meaning in this age of chaos by focusing on software design and structure. His first experiences were developing desktop applications on Windows using C++. Then it was desktop applications using .Net and C#. Then Louis regressed temporarily into the world of classic ASP before coming to his senses and start working on desktop-like web applications using Silverlight. Finally, grudgingly accepting that the web was going to become self-aware and that everything app was going to be stateless forever, Louis escaped the fatal attraction of Microsoft Webforms to work on web applications using Ruby and Rails. Since then, however, web apps have become desktop applications again, except that we can only code them in one language: javascript.

Beers and socialization practice to follow at HandleBar on 5th street.


Thanks again to Capital Factory for providing the space for this month’s meeting! You can find them on the 16th floor of the Austin Centre business tower, downtown at 701 Brazos Street.

We’ll see y’all there!