by Darian Shimy
Hot Potato is an open source real-time processing framework written in Ruby. Originally designed to process the Twitter firehose at 3,000+ tweets per second, it has been extended to support any type of streaming data as input or output to the framework.
From a quick automation script to a more involved command-line based system, it's hard to make a polished and maintainable command line application. With Ruby, and a handful of open-source libraries, it's actually pretty easy.
We will demonstrate writing a native Android app with the open source framework Rhodes, which includes the first Android Ruby implementation, written in the NDK to bypass Java entirely. We also show writing an app with Ruboto, which runs on the Android Java stack. We will also discuss how the Embedded Ruby project may affect future Android Ruby development with both of these options.
by Chris Helm
Both location based technology and Ruby have become extremely popular in recent years. There are many libraries and tools that are available for Rubyists to geospatially enable their applications. In this workshop you will learn both what these tools are and how to use them.
25th–29th July 2011