Ruby::AZ - June 21th
Elio Grieco on Enterprise level monitoring for free with Icinga:
Icinga is an enterprise grade open source monitoring system which keeps watch over networks and any conceivable network resource, notifies the user of errors and recoveries and generates performance data for reporting. Scalable and extensible, Icinga can monitor complex, large environments across dispersed locations.
Nick Zadrozny and the Ruby::AZ crew on Code Katas and Ruby Koans
How do you get to be a great musician? It helps to know the theory, and to understand the mechanics of your instrument. It helps to have talent. But ultimately, greatness comes from practicing; applying the theory over and over again, using feedback to get better every time.
How do you get to be an All-Star sports person? Obviously fitness and talent help. But the great athletes spend hours and hours every day, practicing.
But in the software industry we take developers trained in the theory and throw them straight in to the deep-end, working on a project. It’s like taking a group of fit kids and telling them that they have four quarters to beat the Redskins (hey, we manage by objectives, right?). In software we do our practicing on the job, and that’s why we make mistakes on the job. We need to find ways of splitting the practice from the profession. We need practice sessions. (from codekata.pragprog.com)
The group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at ASU SkySong/HackSpace , 1475 N Scottsdale Rd # 150, Scottsdale, AZ (480) 884-1860