April 13th, 2005 6:30pm at Free Geek, 1741 SE 10th Ave
Ruby on Rails by Lucas Carlson
Ruby on Rails (http://rubyonrails.org/) is a 9 month old web framework
that provides shortcuts to many aspects of web development. Many of you
have already heard of Ruby on Rails since a lot of people have been
proclaiming 10x increases in productivity recently. This presentation will
introduce you to the fundamentals of the framework by creating a simple
application from scratch. You will then learn some of the more advanced
features of Rails, like how to setup XML-RPC and SOAP API's for the
application and how easy it is to integrate Ajax features in forms. You
will also be exposed to some non-trivial Rails code from an existing
website (http://webcollaborator.com/) in order to judge how well Rails
holds up when implementing non-trivial concepts.
Knowledge of Ruby is optional, there will be a short crash course at the
beginning of the talk.