Blabber Using Elixir

The purpose of this step by step tutorial is to provide a very simple example of hot code loading and communicating between Erlang processes using the Elixir Language. This example was based on an awesome video presentation by Bryan Hunter and you can watch the very same video which inspired me to create this repository. Requirements Elixir 1.0.2 or higher Communication If you need help, use Stac…

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Cassandra Example Using Rails

The purpose of this step by step tutorial is to provide a very simple example of configuring and using Cassandra database engine with the Rails web framework for development. Requirements Ruby 2.1.5p273 Rails 4.1.8 Java 8 Communication If you need help, use Stack Overflow. (Tag 'cassandra-2.0') If you'd like to ask a general question, use Stack Overflow. If you found a bug, open an issue. If you h…

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Playing with Maglev the Ruby VM

History Maglev is a Ruby language implementation built on top of the Gemstone/S system. This system was created by Gemstone Systems, Inc. which have been recently acquired by VMWare, Inc. The notion to have a Smalltalk VM power the Ruby language was first presented by Avi Bryant at Railsconf 2007 and the initial proof of concept of Maglev was also demonstrated by him a year later at Railsconf 2008…

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Steve Jobs' Words To Live By

The essence of Steve Jobs’s Stanford 2005 Commencement speech is embodied within the following text: No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out…

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Hello world!

Hi ALL, I would like to welcome you to my blog where I plan to talk about Smalltalk, Ruby, Clojure, and all things that catch my technology eye. Please stay tune. Think different and code well, -Conrad…

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