Three RubyConf Surprises

This year RubyConf was an inspiring, enthusiastic and fun experience. If you weren't lucky enough to be able to attend in person, I would highly recommend taking a look at, a multimedia site about RubyConf put together by Ninefold, a Sydney Rails hosting firm. They collected an amazing set of speaker interviews, slides, talk summaries, and tweets from the conference. And just this week Confreaks has started posting the session videos online; there are many sessions I missed in person that I can’t wait to see.

Today, however, I'd like to pass along a few tidbits of technical knowledge I learned during the conference that surprised me. Aside from all the great people I met during hallway, dinner and lunch conversations, the surprising bits of knowledge are what stand out in my memory as I write this, three weeks after the conference ended.

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