Ben Scofield is a senior developer at Viget Labs, where he builds Rails applications for Web 2.0 startups. He’s been using Ruby and Rails for over three years, and is active in the community, speaking at the past two Railsconfs, and Rails to Italy and Rubyconf in 2007. In his rare downtime, he spends time with his family (recently increased!), works on personal projects, and tries to make the world a better place for web developers everywhere.
Ben blogs at http://www.culann.com.
8:30–12:00 Tuesday, 2-09-2008
Have you ever built a Rails application, only to have the client ask for a blog right before release? With Rails, it's easy to build a single app that does everything, but it's unreasonably difficult to combine two existing projects. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to do just that, by creating and using resourceful plugins - they're all you need to integrate distinct applications.
11:35–12:20 Thursday, 4-09-2008
Designing RESTful systems in Rails carries many benefits. It is not a problem-free approach, however; there are accessibility issues with the standard conventions, and some functions are more difficult to map to resources than others. In this session, we'll look at solutions for these (and other) problems that arise when you take REST beyond the standard examples.