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by Matt Yoho
We'll illustrate how much a RESTful architecture buys you when building a Rails application with respect to topics such as: reduced application code, clean client-side interaction, cacheability and scalability, and crafting great public APIs. If you haven't looked at the theory of REST in detail or just need a refresher, we'll cover the essence of the theory as a means of illustrating just how low-friction this approach makes building web applications with rich client experiences. This talk will feature examples and code in Ruby on Rails on the server and Backbone.js on the client, but the ideas are applicable to the design of any web application.
by Jeff Casimir
Ruby can't scale. Tell that to LivingSocial, GroupOn, Gowalla, Sony, and the rest of our community pushing millions of requests per day. Scaling an application isn't about piling up hardware and dropping in the newest database fad, it's the combination of design and refinement.
In this session, we'll look at refining Ruby code using tools to:
This is not about info-porn. It's about finding the 1% of your code that, through optimization, can dramatically improve performance.
There has been a long debate lately about the similarities and differences of ASP.NET MVC and Ruby on Rails. In this session, Shay Friedman will walk you through the good, the bad and the ugly of both frameworks providing you points to consider when coming to choose one of them. Come and see how these two wonderful web development frameworks collide!
by Evan Machnic
I started programming Rails on Windows in 2008. The experience was not the best but I still made the best of it. Fast-forward to 2011 and because of tools like RailsInstaller, Windows users have things almost easier than Mac/Linux. This talk will focus on some of the best-practices that I've found when using Windows for Ruby on Rails development.
11th–13th January 2012