November 2007

November 15 2007 - Ruby on Rails

This month's talk will cover Ruby on Rails. Ruby is currently one of the most talked about and popular languages for creating web applications. The Rails framework in particular has tremendous relevance to both Java programmers and general web developers.

Rails is seen by some as a competing technology to Java, at least for a significant subset of web applications and has gained notable converts from the Java programming community. If nothing else, Java developers can learn much from the patterns incorporated into rails and the elegance of its implementation.

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  • 6-7PM - Food and Networking
  • 7-7:15PM - introduction and Annoucements
  • 7:15-8PM - Ruby on Rails - Introduction
  • 8-8:15PM - Break and Raffle
  • 8:15-9PM - Ruby on Rails - In detail

About the Speaker

After eight years as an MCSE and project manager, Robert Dempsey jumped from IT management and PHP/Visual Basic.NET development to Ruby on Rails. He is the project director of Atlantic Dominion Solutions, a full-service development firm that specializes in Ruby on Rails development, Amazon Web Services, and Data Warehousing and Data mining. In addition, Robert is the Founder and Director of Rails For All, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the use of Ruby on Rails. Robert also presents on a regular basis at the Orlando Ruby Users Group, and has begun giving talks to Java user groups on topics including JRuby and Ruby on Rails.

Presentation Outline

- Overview
- Ruby's growth
- Object everywhere
- Ruby is flexible

Ruby on Rails
- Overview
- Why Ruby on Rails
- Uses of Ruby on Rails

How to create a basic Rails application
- Create a Rails application
- What is MVC
- The structure of a Rails application (where everything is)
- Connect to a database
- Create scaffold
- Fire it up and see what we have

Testing the Rails
- BDD (our preferred method)
- RSpec

The event will be hosted by FCCI Insurance Group. FCCI located at
6300 University Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34240, which is just east
of exit 213 off I75.
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Food and refreshments will be provided by IT Resources Corp

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