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Sessions at RailsConf 2014 on Wednesday 23rd April

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  • Keynote

    by Yehuda Katz

    At 9:15am to 10:20am, Wednesday 23rd April

    In Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers

  • Biggish Data with Rails and Postgresql

    by Starr Horne

    Once your database hits a few hundred million rows normal ActiveRecord conventions don't work so well.

    ...you find yourself in a new world. One where calling count() can bring your app to its knees. One where migrations can take all day.

    This talk will show you how to work with big datasets in Rails and Postgresql. We'll show how normal conventions break down, and offer practical real-world advice on maintaining performance, doing maintenance, and tuning rails for optimal DB performance.

    At 11:10am to 11:50am, Wednesday 23rd April

    In Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers

  • Tricks that Rails didn't tell you about

    by Carlos Antonio

    Rails allows us to write very concise code hiding a lot of the complexity. However, it’s common to face situations that require us to write more complex code on our own, and sometimes we forget a little about what Rails can do for us. We are going through some Rails features that people might not be aware of, talking about Active Record queries, custom template handlers, routing niceties, view helpers and more, to learn how these tricks can help simplifying complex code on our apps.

    At 11:10am to 11:50am, Wednesday 23rd April

    In Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers

    Coverage slide deck

  • Reading Code Good

    by Saron

    At 12:00pm to 12:40pm, Wednesday 23rd April

    In Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers

    Coverage video

  • Authorization in a Service-Oriented Environment

    by Alan Cohen

    In a SOA environment users can interact with multiple parts of your system, and the rules for authorization become dispersed across applications. The task of maintaining rules becomes complex. The challenge compounds further in a heterogeneous environment, with services built in different languages. In this talk, I focus on the topic of authorization, specifically how we can scale and grow our services with confidence. I’ll walk through a new framework we've developed to approach this problem.

    At 5:20pm to 6:00pm, Wednesday 23rd April

    In Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers

  • How to be a Better Junior Developer

    by KWu

    Are you from a non-C.S. background? What about someone you mentor? Many junior devs’ top focus is building technical knowledge. However, they already have other skills that can help them in their roles immediately! Some of these include helping their team focus on the right tasks and working well with stakeholders like PM and support. This talk will discuss the non-technical contributions junior devs can make now and how their senior dev mentors can help them ramp up more quickly as a result.

    On Wednesday 23rd April