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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.
Selling a product once is fun, but selling that product twice is wildly excellent. GitHub does that with Firewall Install, our installable enterprise GitHub. This talk aims to discuss how you can repackage your existing product too, by covering code strategies for parallel codebases, supporting remote server infrastructures, and talking about the impressively stupid decisions we've made.
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.
Although JRuby has maintained a high degree of compatibility with C Ruby, there still are a few considerations when making an existing Rails application run with JRuby. We'll introduce a simple step-wise process for ensuring you can trial your application on JRuby.
The path to becoming a "Top Gun" of Ruby on Rails starts with first being interested in airplanes, flying really fast, and making smart-assed jokes like "There's two Os in 'Goose', boys." The achievements and glory seem to only if you come first, "No points for second place."
At the end of Top Gun, Maverick gets the girl and becomes a Top Gun instructor. Time to teach. Time to share the wisdom.
I'd like to move my Rails environment to JRuby, do I need to learn about war files and complex Java deployment environments?
Trinidad is a Rails application server on top of Apache Tomcat that solves that question with a simple NO. In this talk we'll explore the main features of Trinidad, how to adapt it to any environment and also how to extend it to take more advantages that Tomcat offers.