Chad Pytel

Chad Pytel
Founder and CEO, thoughtbot, inc.


Chad Pytel is president of thoughtbot, inc. a web application development firm which focuses exclusively on Ruby on Rails. He is also co-author of “Pro Active Record: Databases with Ruby and Rails”, published by Apress, and he publishes, along with the rest of the team at thoughtbot, the blog GIANT ROBOTS SMASHING INTO OTHER GIANT ROBOTS.


Location: Portland Ballroom 252 Level: Intermediate
Chad Pytel (thoughtbot, inc.)
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This talk will cover several of the more advanced Active Record features by presenting code samples and walking through a best practice refactoring of that code, using the tools given to us by Active Record ('the Rails way'). Some of the topics that these refactoring examples will touch on include Callbacks and Observers, Complex data models, Validations, and other tips, tricks, and gotchas. Read more.
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