Gateway Software Symposium
March 3 - 5, 2006 - St. Louis, MO
Using Ajax with Ruby on Rails
Ajax is becoming a requirement for new applications: it creates richer user experiences and more dynamic applications. However, doing Ajax by hand is difficult and error prone. The good news is that if you use Rails, you don't have to do Ajax the hard way.
Rails has built in helpers that support Ajax development, and comes packaged with the powerful prototype.js and script.aculo.us libraries.
Come see how Ajax can be made to work with your Rails applications as we built a very dynamic ToDo list, and see how Ajax can be made robust with a simple calculator.
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 »