Lightning talks at Carbon Five, 9/28/2011

Jonah Williams ·

Carbon Five had a set of lightning talks over lunch recently. Giving our designers and developers a chance to share recent experiences and side projects.

A debate over the relative performance of different languages at our last hack night called for a measurable comparison. Mike demonstrated the resulting head to head to head speed test serving “Hello World” from Ruby, Node.js, and Go.
https://github.com/carbonfive/hellod

Dave gave us a summary of Agile UX presentations from the Balanced Team Conference

Jonah has been working on a tool to parse and manipulate Xcode project files. Using a parsing expression grammar defined in treetop to parse the file and generate a tree of ruby objects which could be manipulated to resolve merges, organize resources, or manage dependencies.
https://github.com/jonah-carbonfive/Project_err

Our resident node.js expert Ben explained how he has been using jasmine and zombie to practice BDD while working with node.
http://node-bdd.heroku.com

Rudy has been working on iOS apps and gave us a demonstration of how to use objective-c metaprogramming to monkey-patch new behaviors and state onto existing framework classes.
http://rudyjahchan.github.com/Monkey-Patching-Objective-C

We will be playing with these and other ideas at our next Hack Night on Wednesday October 5th if you would like to see more.

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