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Contributing to open source is great for your career. In a few short hours, you can learn, teach, promote your skills, and improve the quality of the community. In this unique workshop, we will show you how, by doing it.
Do you need to start learning Ruby on Rails? In this morning tutorial the Envy Labs team will lead you through all five labs of their Rails for Zombies course. Unlike other tutorials, all you need to start coding Rails is a laptop with Wi-Fi and a modern browser.
Based on the Ruby on Rails Tutorial book, the second half of Intro to
Rails picks up where Rails for Zombies leaves off. You'll join Rails
Tutorial author Michael Hartl for some hands-on coding, including an
introduction to version control with Git, test-driven development
(TDD) with RSpec, and Rails application deployment to a live server.
Payment Gateways, and Merchant Accounts, and PCI Compliance! Oh, my! Getting started with credit card processing can be confusing. I'll provide an overview of the credit card ecosystem and show you how to securely accept credit cards in your application. Finally, I'll introduce a novel technique that allowed us to process over 1 million credit card transactions in a single day.
Jason Fried says "Work doesn't happen at work" , but you can work as productively as possible wherever you are (even at work).
We will explore principles of productivity, as well as techniques and tools you can use.
 5 hours saved every work week
This is a
talk about what being a Rails developer means to me, why I'm proud to
be one and why you should be too.
After spending the last few years developing and deploying Rails applications we're ready to unload all the tips and tricks we've learned. But each nugget of experience will be ruthlessly culled to fit in two minutes. You'll get the whole seat but you'll only need the edge!
An inside look at the tools, techniques, and scaling issues that Groupon has experienced during it's meteoric rise to becoming the fastest growing company in history!
How do you scale the web service that serves one of the most popular games on iOS and Android? We will take you from the humble beginnings of Chess with Friends to the lexical addiction Words with Friends.
A case study in introducing Rails into a public NASA Earth Science system. Despite a broad investment in Java, we conducted a survey of modern development technologies including Flex, Django, JSF2 and Rails. We chose to move forward using Ruby on Rails with JRuby. This presentation discusses our experiences, including technical, process, and psychological, using RoR on a production system.
Calling all RailsConf attendees: do you have something awesome to share with the Rails community? Can you tell us in 5 minutes what it is and why it's awesome? If so then sign up for the RailsConf Lighting Talks.
Given the many features of Rails that promote good security, one gets
the impression that your typical Rails web site is relatively secure.
That impression is completely misleading. Without paying deliberate
attention to security details, it is almost certain that your
application has security flaws. This talk will cover the ins and outs
of web security and help you build a secure site.
Light-sabers help, but they don't win the war. Bring your computer and Ruby and we can defeat the Emperor. Tactics and tools will be shown so you can be ready for the battle!
We need less robots and more thinking allies! Join us now!
A funny thing happened at DreamForce this year. The company that made it safe for CIOs to buy cloud services bought a wonderful little company called Heroku. DreamForce is not a show a lot of RailsConf old-timers care much about, but it's a place where CIOs (and the kinds of companies that have such things) go to learn about how to do things better, faster, and cheaper.