RailsConf Europe 2008 Tutorials

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8:30 Tuesday, 2-09-2008
Location: Saal Maritim A
Pradeep Elankumaran (Intridea, Inc), Michael Bleigh (Divshot)
Average rating: ****.
(4.17, 6 ratings)
While the convention over configuration pattern that Rails exemplifies gets much attention, Rails' incredible extensibility through Ruby is often-times ignored. This tutorial will help intermediate to advanced Rails developers understand, extend and bend Rails' internal code, for those real-life problems when the out-of-the-box functionality that Rails provides is not enough. Read more.
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8:30 Tuesday, 2-09-2008
Location: Saal Maritim B
Ben Scofield (Heroku)
Average rating: ***..
(3.41, 17 ratings)
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. Read more.
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8:30 Tuesday, 2-09-2008
Location: Saal Maritim C
Jarkko Laine (O'Design), Geoffrey Grosenbach (Ruby on Rails Podcast)
Average rating: ***..
(3.29, 21 ratings)
Rails Ajax helpers are easy to use but have one glaring problem: the Javascript they produce is often totally inaccessible and in any case obtrusive and hard to maintain when your application grows in size. In this tutorial, Dan Webb and Jarkko Laine teach you how building accessible and unobtrusive Ajax applications on top of Rails can be both as easy and as fast as sticking to the old methods. Read more.
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13:30 Tuesday, 2-09-2008
Location: Saal Maritim A
Nick Sieger (Sun Microsystems, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 9 ratings)
We'll take a hands-on look at deploying Rails with JRuby. Database connectivity, connection pooling, packaging, session handling, logging, profiling, tuning, debugging, and more. No JRuby experience necessary. Come and try deploying your application with JRuby, and taste the difference! Read more.
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13:30 Tuesday, 2-09-2008
Location: Saal Maritim B
Jonathan Weiss (Peritor GmbH), Mathias Meyer (Paperplanes)
Average rating: ***..
(3.76, 17 ratings)
Deploying and monitoring a Rails application is not a trivial task, especially for people coming from the Java or PHP world. This tutorial will introduce the different setup and deployment options available to Rails developers. Covered topics will include JRuby, Mongrel, Capistrano and Webistrano among other monitoring and deployment best practices. Read more.
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13:30 Tuesday, 2-09-2008
Location: Saal Maritim C
Neal Ford (ThoughtWorks), Patrick Farley (ThoughtWorks)
Average rating: ****.
(4.11, 19 ratings)
Ruby is the revenge of the Smalltalkers. Not since Smalltalk has a language had such powerful meta-programming facilities. While this may seem like a minor feature, it turns out that surgical meta-programming allows solutions to problems that are clearer, more concise, more maintainable, and take orders of magnitudes fewer lines of code. Read more.
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