Niclas Nilsson
Speaker: Niclas Nilsson, Activa
Niclas is a software developer consultant, educator and writer with a deep passion for the software development craft. He started working as a developer in 1992 and drawn from experience, he knows that some choices makes significant difference in software development, like languages, tools and processes. This is the reason behind his affection for dynamic languages, test-driven development, code generation and agile processes. Niclas started using Ruby in 2002 and a few years later he began using Ruby on Rails when developing web applications. Blog at http://niclasnilsson.seexternal link, opens in new window.
Seminar: Ruby on Rails
Level: Intermediate
Ruby on Rails has gained a lot of attention lately. Articles about Rails has been published in such different places as Dr. Dobb's Journal and The Wall Street Journal, there is a loud buzz in the online developer forums and the number of web applications built upon Rails is increasing quickly.
This talk will give a glimpse of what Ruby on Rails is all about, how it differs from many other web app. dev. tools/ frameworks, why it really is a big deal that Rails is built upon the programming language Ruby and what exactly it is about Ruby on Rails that makes you more productive. You will be exposed to how Rails uses the Model-View-Controller pattern, how it interacts with databases and the way AJAX and Rails plays together. And of course, you will see how development with Ruby on Rails is actually done.
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