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Cucumber is all the rage these days, but many developers struggle to
understand how and when to use it. It is designed to be an Acceptance
Testing tool in the context of BDD, but that explanation tends to
bring up even more questions.
This workshop will tour through a number of advanced, in-depth topics on Rails 3. We'll look take a tour of many of the new additions to Rails 3, talk about how to exploit Rails' new focus on Rack to your advantage, dig around in the source to really understand how many of the pieces work, and take a look at how to bring some common, advanced patterns used in Rails 2.x into the world of Rails 3.
Keynote by David Heinemeier Hansson, 37signals.
Keynote by Michael Feathers, Object Mentor.
In this session, attendees will learn how to build native applications for all leading smartphones using Rhodes, the only Ruby-based smartphone app framework.
RubyMine is the latest contender for the most productive Rails
IDE. It features smart code analysis and code completion for your code,
tests and Web pages, powerful Rails-aware refactorings, a debugger and test
runner, built-in version control system integration, and much more. During
the talk, you'll see all of these features in action and learn how to use
them for your own projects.
Everything in Ruby is an object.. but what is a ruby object? What does it look like? Where does it live? How is it born and when does it die?
This talk will cover the implementation of the object heap and garbage collector in Ruby 1.8, with a focus on tools and techniques to understand memory usage, find reference leaks, and improve the performance of your ruby applications.
No threads, no callbacks, just pure IO scheduling with Ruby 1.9, Fibers, and Eventmachine. All the nice things we love about writing synchronous code, but completely asynchronous under the covers – the best of both worlds. A hands on look at the architecture, mechanics, and involved libraries towards creating the next generation Ruby web-servers.
There is so much data on the cloud, but finding the best way to access
it can be a challenge. This talk will discuss the options to securely
access Google Data APIs and provide a Federated Login for Google Apps
and Google Account Users. We'll also provide you with an overview of
OpenID and related protocols.
Keynote by Yehuda Katz, Engine Yard Inc.
Most people think that freedom engenders creativity, but the opposite is true. But too much constraint makes it hard to get stuff done. It turns out that you need just enough constraint, and figuring out what gives you that perfect level is harder than you think. This keynote investigates the relationship between creativity and constraint as it applies to software development in the modern world.
Engine Yard was founded to help deploy, manage and scale Ruby and Rails applications. We built our company with a focus on supporting and cultivating the Ruby and Rails community and ecosystem. Join us as we walk through some open source work we've dedicated our time to, including Rails, Ruby, Rubinius and JRuby. We'll also discuss community efforts we're excited to be involved with.
RVM is a command line tool which allows us to easily work with multiple ruby interpreters and sets of gems. We will explore the use of rvm to manage rubies for development needs like coding, continuous integration, quality assurance, and production on a per project basis.
JRuby has been running Rails for years, but the new Rails 3 release
presents enticing possibilities for Ruby development on the Java
platform. Even if you don't need to integrate with a Java codebase, JRuby
can offer you performance and deployment alternatives.
More and more Rails apps are being deployed to App Engine. Generated AR scaffolding works unaltered with DataMapper, and critical gems like redcloth and mechanize are working too. Spin-up time is less of an issue, and Duby has matured to provide unprecedented performance. Our latest development tools make the development process painless. Best of all, it's free to get started.
Tools like Cucumber encourage driving new pieces of functionality through tests which cut through the entire Rails web stack, including the database. As a consequence these Acceptance tests can be quite slow. This leaves us in a dichotomy, you want to keep adding new features to your product and you want to maintain rapid test feedback. Somethings got to give. So how do we scale Acceptance tests?
In order to ensure continuous application availability without dealing with antiquated monitoring tools a Rails developer should be able to assert the correct behavior of a production application from the outside in using familiar tools to protect revenue.
Up till now, computer hardware technology has been advancing by orders of magnitude every year; has software technology been keeping up? Now that headlong advance of hardware shows signs of slowing. Moore's law may be dead. Does that mean that software technology will have to pick up the slack? Can it? Is Ruby/Rails a hint of the future solution? If not, what is?
Web site metrics are a must have as they provide valuable business insight. This discussion describes how to best leverage 3rd party tools such as google, and when, how, and what to track within your own rails application.
2 large rails implementations are presented as case studies:
* Tracking over 2.5 mil hits/hr via nginx logs
* Leveraging Mongodb in the clouds to store iphone request info
From friend suggestions in Facebook to product recommendations on Amazon the industry is moving to more intelligent systems. We'll discuss how to discover the relationships in your app and start personalizing the experience of your users. We'll discuss different design approaches to recommendations and how to leverage various libraries in novel ways in your rails application.
ActiveRelation and ActiveModel bring a lot of interesting features to
Rails 3. These new libraries make it easier to write complex queries
and to extend Rails to work with non-ActiveRecord objects. Learn to
use ActiveRelation and ActiveModel to clean up your code. See how you
can use ARel and AMo to build your own data layer or to connect to new
Rails 3 will bring an overhaul to the framework that will make it one of the most modular and extensible development platforms in the world, all while retaining it's productive magic. For people with extremely complex applications or requirements, learn how you can roll out your own Rails-based framework to provide a DRY and clean dev experience for your team or others who share your logic.