Living Local Search

Posted by CobyR on January 11th, 2009

I was out and about today with my wife and we decided Red Lobster for lunch would be good and well known choice.  I got out my iPhone and pulled up YPMobile did a search for Red Lobster, and fantastic there is one located on 919 S. Central Avenue here in Glendale.  So we head […]

AT&T Interactive: The Many Facets of Ruby

Posted by CobyR on December 13th, 2008

Well it has taken some time, but I’ve finally put my slides from the Voices That Matter: Professional Ruby Conference online. If you have questions feel free to contact me.

RubyConf 2008 – Day 1

Posted by CobyR on November 6th, 2008

Well after about 8 hours of work yesterday we got everything up and running. This morning we had Matz’s Keymote – Reasons for Ruby, then in room one I’ve watched Greg Pollack’s presentation on scaling ruby, and am now watching Using Git in Ruby Applications by Scott Chacon. Interesting git for everything. Trying to get […]

10/1 – Emergency Release and Build 2.0 of Projecturf.com

Posted by CobyR on October 1st, 2008

What a day… after a long deployment yesterday, we had a few issues that demanded correcting today and called for an emergency release for YPC.  It’s done things are good. Been home about 90 minutes, in that time I helped my friends over at Rareview deploy Build 2.0 of their project management application Projecturf.com.  This […]

YPC Home Page redesign launched to test audiences

Posted by CobyR on September 30th, 2008

After an all too long development cycle, we have successfully launched a new redesign for our home page, not just a redesign but four of them.  All being tested by randomly assigned samples hitting our site.  It’s been a lot of work getting an AB like testing infrastructure and reporting system in place, all in […]

Voices that Matter: Professional Ruby Conference

Posted by CobyR on September 19th, 2008

Join Me at the Professional Ruby Voices That Matter Conference in Boston November 17 – 20!  I will be giving a 30-minutes presentation called “The Many Facets of Ruby at YELLOWPAGES.COM”, in which I’ll detail a number of different ways that we utilize ruby at YELLOWPAGES.COM. Our consumer site was relaunched in June of 2007 […]

yafinr – Yet Another Forum (in Ruby)

Posted by CobyR on July 7th, 2008

After installing and supporting YAF.NET (http://www.yetanotherforum.net) for a couple of clients, I have decided to build another YAF, but I’ll do it in Ruby. The trips back into the land of ASP.NET and C# have been painful to say the least. So tonight I started hacking… haven’t done much of that in a while, too […]

YELLOWPAGES.COM – Comedy RoadTrip – EP 1: Tolerance

Posted by CobyR on June 26th, 2008

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LARuby – Inaugural Meeting – June 19th, 2008

Posted by CobyR on June 20th, 2008

The inaugural meeting for LARuby was held last night at the LA Times building down town. We had a really good turn out… failed to actually count, guestimate 25+, a large contingency from LA Times, a large contingency from YELLOWPAGES.COM, and a decent number of people with other affiliations. It was a good meet and […]

YELLOWPAGES.COM

Posted by CobyR on April 14th, 2008

Well it is official… I join the YELLOWPAGES.COM team as a dev manager starting next Monday – huge domain to wrap my mind around looking forward to it! After the first three days on the job I have to head to NYC to record Goruco 2008 as part of Confreaks. Hope to see some of […]