Sponsoring Cascadia Ruby Conf

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Cascadia Ruby is shaping up to be another great community gathering for the Pacific Northwest. Aquo is proud to be a Cascadia company and we’re proud to be sponsoring the event. Check out the awesome lineup of speakers and then go register. And a huge thanks to Ben and Shane for organizing… See ya all [...]

Engine Yard Podcast

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Check out the Engine Yard podcast “Cloud Out Loud” interview with Matt and Mike where we talk Aquo, how we work, Ruby on Ales, Bend, Oregon and lots more.

Interview with Avdi Grimm, author of “Exceptional Ruby”

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Miles Forrest interviews Avdi Grimm on his new book “Exceptional Ruby”. Dealing with unexpected failures in code is tough, and oftentimes error processing is dealt with in a haphazard way. Hear the 5 questions you need to ask before writing code to handle unexpected failures, as well as his story about a cascading failure that [...]

Hate Legacy Apps? Then You’ll Love DataMapper

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Ruby on Rails makes it easy to bootstrap a greenfield project. Unfortunately not all projects are greenfield, so sometimes you need to work with a legacy database schema. ActiveRecord is a great choice when you have a full control over your database from the very beginning, but what should you do if you need to [...]

CiviData Launches

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A well-deserved congratulations to the team at CiviData on the Beta launch of their new local government data aggregation and comparison tool. After several months of iteration, the product is being launched to invitees only. If you are an employee of a local or state government and want a better understanding of how your services [...]

Huge Thanks

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Well, Ruby on Ales came and went. Based on the feedback I received from attendees and speakers, everyone had a pretty good time. I’m pretty amazed that the whole thing came off without a hitch… whew! We are planning a repeat performance next year. And, we are considering options for a summer/fall event in the [...]

Congratulations, Piotr!

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Piotr Solnica, one of our team members, has just been added to the DataMapper Core Team.  Dan Kubb, the team lead, wrote: “Piotr has been involved in DataMapper for several years now, and has been doing some amazing work on the DataMapper Property API, heading up our CI server configuration and many other areas… he’s been extremely helpful inside [...]

Rubyists for Japan

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Following the massive earthquake off the North East coast of Japan, hundreds of thousands are without shelter, power, food or water. Japan is the birthplace of Ruby. Matz and the Ruby core team have made our lives better. It’s now our turn to help. Rubyists for Japan is an effort to help build awareness and drive donations [...]

Ruby on Ales!

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Matt and I have been talking about doing a software conference here in Bend for quite some time. After all, there’s a lot of people that have never heard of Bend, Oregon, not to mention the exceptional technical talent that this community has attracted. So while we were in New Orleans at RubyConf, thanks to [...]

Sponsoring RubyConf 2010

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We’re pretty stoked to be sponsoring RubyConf 2010. This is our first sponsorship and it kinda feels like we’re all grown up… nah!  But seriously, Matz’s keynote should be fun and overall this should be a great event. Matt and Mike will be there. So if you’re gonna be around and wanna grab a beer, [...]