It's very important to have a firm grasp of ActiveRecord if one plans on using it with Rails or Ruby; this talk will cover ActiveRecord from the top level abstractions to the nitty-gritty with SQL.
MySQL Cluster is a fault-tolerant, high performance, in memory
clustered storage engine. Additionally, it provides a direct API that
works underneath the SQL layer that can be used for clients with truly
high performance needs.
A hands-on discussion of the MySQL Workbench tool showing the benefits for Ruby/Python/PHP, as well as .NET/Java developers. Efficient database schema design and maintenance has never been so easy.
This talk will cover the basics of using MySQL with Ruby, providing an overview of the three most popular and pragmatic options: the mysql gem, DBI/DataObjects, and ActiveRecord.
Lucene is a high performance, scalable, full-text search engine library that allows you to add search to any application. This presentation shows you how you can use Lucene within your environment.
MySQL's Spatial Extensions and Ruby on Rails are a powerful combination for quickly and simply creating powerful spatially enabled applications.