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require 'recurrence'

class IowaRubyBrigade
  def next_meeting
    Recurrence.new(
      :every => :month,
      :on => :third,
      :weekday => :tuesday
    ).next
  end
end

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Next Meeting

April 2014

April 15, 2014

6:00 - 7:30 PM

Topic

Round-table Discussion: Ruby Debugging

Inspired by a recent episode of the Ruby Rogues podcast, we'll have a an open round-table discussion of Ruby debugging and debugging software in general. This will be primarily a group discussion, so come prepared with any debugging questions or techniques you'd like to share.

Topics to be discussed may include some or all of the following:

  • Reading error messages and stack traces
  • Using puts or logging statements
  • Experimentation / hypothesis testing
  • Unit tests & integration tests as debugging aids
  • Using source code revision history
  • Effective use of search engines
  • Ruby debuggers
  • What to do when a bug appears in production but not development or test environments

There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.

Please join us no matter what your level of Ruby expertise might be!

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Last updated Apr 13, 2014


Location

Our meeting location is Merchants Bonding Company. Visit our About page for details and a map.


Thank You

Thanks to David W. Body of Big Creek Software, LLC for leading the Ruby language discussion at our March 2014 meeting.


Meeting Topic Ideas

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