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An Introduction to Ruby Web Frameworks

Location: F151 Level: Novice
Average rating: ***..
(3.56, 9 ratings)

The Internet is changing at an exponential rate. Yesterday’s web pages have effectuated today’s web applications and the fresh, fertile soil that it brings is manifesting itself in a new crop of web frameworks that are driving this new frontier. The Ruby community isn’t holding back either. They’ve got the power and simplicity of the Ruby language on their side. They’re opinionated and pragmatic.¬†And most of all, they’re having fun.

In this talk we’ll take a journey into the world of Ruby and take a look at what’s making waves in Ruby Web Framework development like Convention over Configuration, Domain-Specific Languages and focus on Test-Driven Development. We wouldn’t be well-rounded if we didn’t take some time to address some of the criticism that Ruby has received and admit that it has shortcomings. Throughout this talk we’ll cite examples from a few Ruby Web Frameworks, like Rails, Merb, Camping and Sinatra, talk about how they’ve changed the world for others and how they might change your world too.

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Ryan Briones

Department of Innovation and Technology, City of Chicago

Ryan Carmelo Briones is a Server Monkey / Code Samurai for The Edgecase, LLC in Columbus, OH. A product of the Internet Age, Ryan has spent much of the last 10 years “poking” at the HTTP in as many ways possible working for Internet Services Providers, Non-Profit Organizations and Web Startups. Ryan currently practices agile software development in the form of Ruby and Rails development, but in times long since past you might have seen him cutting his teeth on Perl and PHP.

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