Schedule: Products and Services sessions

The Products and Services track features topics presented by RailsConf sponsors.

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Location: D135-136
Craig McClanahan (Sun Microsystems, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.60, 10 ratings)
JRuby on Rails brings the agility of Rails to Java technology-based servers and applications, from the simplest web applications to the largest enterprise deployments. In this session, the developers will learn why GlassFish provides an easy-to-use, robust development and deployment platform for JRuby-on-Rails applications than the conventional Rails model. Read more.
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Location: D135-136
Steve Sanderson (FiveRuns), Rich Kilmer (LivingSocial), Bruce Williams (LivingSocial), Adam Keys (Gowalla), Brian Dainton (PeopleAdmin)
This is not a typical product pitch. FiveRuns and InfoEther developers will offer an informal, interactive panel discussion about building a new FiveRuns hosted service. Hear from Bruce Williams, Adam Keys, Rich Kilmer and others how The Big Rewrite succeeded. Read more.
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Location: D135-136
Guy Naor (Morph Labs)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 1 rating)
Deploy your own application (or watch Guy deploy one) into a FREE Morph AppSpace. Guy will provide tips on multi-tenancy architecture and Rails features. Learn about using DB MIGRATE to initialize your database and how to use Capistrano to deploy from differently supported source code control systems. Read more.
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Location: D135-136
Evan Phoenix (Engine Yard), Brian Ford (Engine Yard), Wilson Bilkovich (Engine Yard)
Average rating: ****.
(4.18, 11 ratings)
Rubinius is a virtual machine built from the ground up to provide a robust, high-performance runtime for Ruby code. The Rubinius team is guiding the development of 20,000+ specifications that define the Ruby language. Read more.
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Location: D135-136
Bob Walker (GemStone Systems, Inc.), Avi Bryant (Dabble DB)
Average rating: ****.
(4.14, 7 ratings)
o We're working on a new Ruby VM which is built for scale and performance from the ground up, with some features we guarantee will blow your mind. Come see how far we've gotten and weigh in on our future directions. Read more.
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Location: D135-136
Chad Wathington (ThoughtWorks), Adam Monago (ThoughtWorks)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Join Chad and Adam to see how Mingle 2.0 can be used to run just about any project or collaboration effort under the sun. They will show you how Mingle 2.0 builds on the effective flexible platform of the first release. Read more.
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Location: D135-136
Nick Sieger (Sun Microsystems, Inc.)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
JRuby is becoming an increasingly popular deployment platform for Ruby on Rails applications. We'll discuss how deployment with JRuby can make your deployment and management pains go away. Topics will range from installation, gems and library compatibility, packaging, configuration, and post-deployment tuning and troubleshooting. Read more.
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Location: D135-136
James Lindenbaum (Heroku), Orion Henry (Heroku), Adam Wiggins (Heroku)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 4 ratings)
What is Heroku really? What can I build? Where is this going? What's the difference between Heroku and a cloud computing platform like Amazon? What if I want to build really serious stuff? By popular request, the Heroku team will answer your questions and talk about the future of Heroku. Read more.
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Location: D135-136
Shelby Sanders (CodeGear), Al Mannarino (CodeGear)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
SCome see how to code, test and deliver high-quality Ruby on Rails applications faster and better using CodeGear’s 3rd Rail Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Read more.
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Location: D135-136
Robert Dempsey (Atlantic Dominion Solutions)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Many have heard the terms agile development, self-managing teams, and many others tossed out but never explained. This session will go into the details involved in agile development and scrum, and inform you on how agile can be implemented in a company to address the many challenges they face. Read more.
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Location: D135-136
Lewis Cirne (New Relic, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
You've heard all the myths and misinformation from the pundits: "Rails Can't Scale." "Rails Can't Perform." "Rails is ok for prototyping, but not for real websites." The truth is that rails can perform and it can scale exceptionally well - but only if you have a proper understanding of how your application behaves, and you apply good design principles when building and tuning your site. Read more.
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Location: D138-139
Denis Lussier (EnterpriseDB)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
The Ruby Enterprise Stack (RubyES) from EnterpriseDB is a complete package to start developing Enterprise class web application. In this session, the requirements and challenges of an Enterprise web application will be discussed and how RubyES can elevate those challenges. Read more.
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Location: D135-136
Emil Marceta (E-Xact Transactions)
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 2 ratings)
E-xact's Payment on Rails suite allows for simple integration with existing Rails and other platforms. Using these services (ActiveMerchant/E-xact provider, Payment Forms Plugin, Authorize.NET, InternetSecure, REST, SOAP) allows developers to integrate payment processing easily, stay PCI/DSS compliant, and focus on the core of their applications rather than manage payments. Read more.
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Location: D138-139
Thorsten von Eicken (RightScale, Inc)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Learn from the experience in deploying a dozen different complex web services on Amazon EC2 and how different companies leverage the power and flexibility of EC2, including scaling to thousands of servers to survive a facebook onslaught. This talk will discuss recently introduced EC2 features, how to use them, and how to put everything together into a scalable architecture. Read more.
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  • Engine Yard
  • Sun Microsystems
  • FiveRuns
  • GotThingsDone
  • Heroku
  • ThoughtWorks
  • Atlantic Dominion Solutions
  • Blue Box Group
  • CodeGear
  • E-xact
  • ELC Technologies
  • EnterpriseDB
  • GemStone Systems
  • Intridea
  • Morph Labs
  • RightScale
  • TechRepublic

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