Central Iowa Software Symposium
July 15 - 17, 2005 - Des Moines, IA
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Ruby on Rails
The Ruby on Rails framework has exploded onto the scene over the last few months. Propelled by some genuine benefits, and fueled by a whole lot of controversy, Rails seems here to stay. So, is it a Java killer? (No.) Is it a great way to develop certain classes of web application? (Yes.) Does it really deliver the 10-fold increase in developer productivity that some have claimed? (It depends...)
If you can't help thinking that there must be an easier way of developing web projects, come and join us as we construct an MVC-based Ruby on Rails application using the very latest libraries and tools. You'll get a taste of Ruby, and also a feel for some of the power and productivity gains offered by this remarkable framework. You'll need a grounding in Ruby to get the most from this talk; if you're not already a Ruby developer you might want to attend the Facets of Ruby talk before coming to this one.
About Dave Thomas
Dave Thomas is recognized internationally as an expert who develops high-quality software--accurate and highly flexible systems. He helped write the now-famous Agile Manifesto, and regularly speak on new ways of producing software. He is the author of six books, including the best selling The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master (Addison-Wesley) and Programming Ruby: A Pragmatic Programmer's Guide (Pragmatic Bookshelf).More About Dave »