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Scottish Ruby User Group


The Scottish Ruby User Group is a collection of people who are linked with Scotland and have an interest in Ruby and Ruby on Rails.

We meet every month online and in person in Edinburgh for presentations from members and guests, and a chat about Ruby and related subjects.

All are welcome, and there are no subscriptions or costs involved.

Meetings are announced in advance on the mailing list, Meetup, and Google Group and follow our code of conduct.

You can also find us on:

Meeting up

We currently meet online on the second Thursday of the month at 18:00. Currently we’re experimenting with the most appropriate video conferencing solution. Links will be posted the day before if you’re signed up on Meetup.

Mailing List

You can browse and subscribe to the list using the ScotRUG Google Group information page. The list is for announcements of activities and general Ruby support and discussion; feel free to post any questions you may have.


We have a Freenode channel #scotrug, though it’s quite quiet. There’s also the Gitter channel around the ScotRUG github repository. It is also quiet.

Code of Conduct

To ensure we provide a welcoming and friendly environment for all, attendees, speakers, organisers, and volunteers at any ScotRUG meetup are required to conform to our code of conduct.

Organizers will enforce this code throughout the meetup and meetup-related social events.


Videos of previous presentations have been provided courtesy of Cultivate.

Edinburgh, 11th April - Workshop on test && commit || revert

posted 11 Apr 2019

Where and When?

Our Edinburgh meeting in April will be in CodeBase on Thursday the 11th, at 18:00. That’s in their shiny building on Castle Terrace.

You’ll know you’re in the right place as “CodeBase” is written across the glass doors.

When you arrive there will be someone in reception who can guide you to the right place. If you arrive late and no one is around contact us on Twitter: @scotrug, or send an email to the list. We’ll come and get you!


Look! Spring is here! Sunshine and rain, cold wind and the Edinburgh Science festival. Ain’t April grand? In the spirit of the Science Festival and exploring ideas…

A few months ago, Kent Beck suggested a programming flow exercise that he dubbed “test && commit || revert”. Kent is known as one of the originators of Extreme Programming, and enjoys experimenting with programming flow. test && commit || revert pushes the idea of how small you could make a commit, and also always supporting it with tests.

So this evening, we’ll run a wee workshop and experiment with this style. At the end, we can compare notes. What do we like? What don’t we like? What would we try differently next time? Come along with a computer (or indeed be willing to pair up) and we can toy around with some Ruby code.

As always, CodeBase has water available from their kitchen to keep you hydrated. We’re a friendly bunch of humans and if it’s your first time or your fourth year coming along, you’ll be most welcome! See you there then? Smashing.

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