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RubiGen meets the A-Team – live in Charlotte

I previously posted the stunningly realistic teaser/trailer for my RubyConf talk in Charlotte.

The RubiGen talk has now been given. The highlight was definitely the opening 90 second video.

So now here is the full video that preceded my talk. DRM-free. Good-for-a-few-laughs. With special Ruby guest stars.

Two bonus announcements for RubiGen brethren:

  1. In addition to Merb, NewGem, RubyCocoa (via Rucola) and Airake, now Adhearsion has RubiGen in its trunk (to be included in impending 0.8.0 release).

    The Merb team have been enthusiastically adding and updating generators. For this reason, and many others, the up coming 0.4 release of Merb is going to be awesome!
  2. RubiGen will be renamed. During my 1hr talk I had to say out aloud the words “RubiGen”, “Gem”, “RubyGems”, “Generators” so many times that it was just becoming plain confusing.

    I’ll post my vote below in the comments. Vote below to name the ultimate Ruby generator!

I also want to reiterate my thanks to Jeremy Kemper, the original author of the code. Its uber sexy.

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19 Responses to “RubiGen meets the A-Team – live in Charlotte”

  1. Dr Nic says:

    ActiveGenerator +1

  2. Josh says:

    ActiveGenerator +1

  3. Peter Cooper says:

    Excellent video!

    ActiveGenerator is a good name, although the only worry I have with it is it makes it sound Rails-linked.. and ActiveGenerator might be a good future name for a library that actually generates Rails generators, possibly?

  4. Charlie Park says:

    If you really want to differentiate it and make it memorable, call it something completely different, that invokes the ideas of “starting,” “beginning,” and “creation.”

    * Genesis
    * Genesis 1:1
    * Monday
    * Monday Morning
    * FirstThing
    * GOWI (Get On With It)
    * UpStart
    * Light (as in, “Let there be”)

    I think “Genesis” is my favorite, since it incorporates “gen” into it.

  5. bryanl says:

    I like Genesis as well. Your biggest fan right now is Merb, and the only thing we are doing is “Actively” developing a great framework.

  6. Dr Nic says:

    Oooh, Genesis is cool.

    And just think of all the God v Phil Collins analogies!

  7. David Parker says:

    Genesis + 1

    It was nice meeting you Dr Nic! Keep up the good work!

  8. Stephen Tudor says:

    Genesis +1!

  9. Nick Sieger says:

    While Genesis is great, it looks like there is some prior art in that area, just looking through the first few links in a google of “ruby genesis”. Maybe you should name it Mentarbator before Ryan Davis uses that name :)

    Gentarbator? Genuflect? Genome? GentleBen? Diesel? Just thought I’d throw out few options to compensate for the -1 on Genesis.

  10. [...] I have to give props to Dr. Nic for avoiding getting burnt by the toaster incident and handling it really well. To boot, he gave one of the most entertaining talks at the conference, as the RubiGen video is sure to become an instant conference classic much like Adam Keys’ one-man-one-act event from last year. [...]

  11. Dr Nic says:

    @Nick Sieger [via] – all I can see is a SMS/symbian-related module. What else can you see?

  12. Nick Sieger says:

    Huh, maybe not much. Only a couple hours later, this page is the top link for “ruby genesis”. ‘Nuff said!

  13. Dr Nic says:

    @Nick Sieger [via] – We have defeated Google. bwahahaha.

  14. Peter Cooper says:

    Actually, ignore my ass. I was half asleep and got RubiGen mixed up with NewGem. Given that, ActiveGenerator is actually a darn good name :)

  15. Phil says:

    The good old times…

    At least they are still on TV in Germany ;)

  16. nx says:

    rgen +1