The emergent theme seemed to be "modularity".
Six main talks that were really enlightening:
- Jon Crosby: Rack
- Jeremy Evans: Sequel
- Yehuda Katz: Rails Rewrite
- Adam Blum: Rhodes
- Jim Weirich: Unified Theory of Software Development
- Alan Whitaker: The Sweet Ruby Life
When I heard Jon say that the Perl script he had up on the screen was a monolith -- he was absolutely right. And I thought that the system *I* was working on was a monolith.
I was going to give a lightning talk about fshelper.org's link feature, but I wanted to rewrite it in broken-up rack pieces. I tried my best to do that between talks, but I didn't quite get the app to function as middleware, so I just gave up and listened.