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Ezra Zygmuntowicz: In Memoriam

Update: please donate to the Ezra Zygmuntowicz Memorial Fund for his son Ryland. Nearly ten years ago, three great developers with a need to deploy Rails quickly and easily got together and created a company called Engine Yard. It was with heavy hearts that we...
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So You've Decided to Contribute to Ruby

You’re working on a Ruby development team, making an app that solves that nagging problem of . The big payoff is coming, customers are signed up and you sit back and say to yourselves, “We are really going to do this!” And you do! Your app is a success, and you built...
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EngineYard Wins Best SME Website (Large) at the Web Awards!

Left to right: Stephanie Francis, Ben Chapman, Brendan Hastings, and Chris Murphy at the Web Awards Oct. 22nd 2014. Photo credit: Ben Keenan.
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Distill Videos: Lightning Talks and Prompt Panel

We’ve let you see all the keynotes, the first half and the second half of day one, and the first half and second half of Day Two.
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Distill Videos: Day 2 - The Closing Half

An amazing Day One, an amazing Day Two morning…it was time to bring it home. The talks in the afternoon of Day Two of Distill were no less amazing than any previous.
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Distill Videos: Day 2 - The First Half

After an amazing Day One capped off by a party at NWBLK, everyone rested up nad returned to the Palace of Fine Arts in preparation for Distill 2014: Day Two.
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Distill Videos: Day 1 - The Afternoon

We’ve returned to bring you even more video content from Distill 2014. To review, we covered our keynotes and the first half of day one. Now let’s take a look at the rest of the first day.
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Distill Videos: Day 1 - The First Half

As we mentioned in our post on building Distill 2014, the core is always the speakers, the content. We are happy to be able to deliver that content in the form of videos.
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Kicking off Distill videos: The Keynotes

When we began planning Distill 2014, we knew content would be our core, starting with the keynotes. A keynote speaker, for all intents and purposes, can set the tone for each part of a conference. We knew we wanted to kick things off quickly and with a hard technical...
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Mirah - Where Java Meets Ruby

When presented with the idea of Mirah (a language based on the JVM languages but also borrowing heavily from Ruby) it would seem we are being given a more palatable, less enterprise way of looking at Java. Mirah hopes to eventually be a replacement for Java, though...
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