Dancing with Rails - An adventure in single stepping starring Pry

  • June 19, 2012 · 6:30 PM
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Headliner: Dave Doolin

6:30 - 7:00: Open mic: get help; strut your stuff

7:00 - 8:15: Featured presentation

8:15 - 8:30: Jobs Offered / wanted / door prizes

Presentation Abstract
Rails is an excellent framework for (very) rapidly creating interactive web applications. Sometimes, the price of this power comes at the expense of understanding. Bugs breed, but where are they living?  When your Rails app has bugs hiding in the darker corners, Pry just might be the light you need to shine. During this type-along presentation, we will dive into a working Rails application to single step, examine execution stacks, examine Rails objects (and instances thereof), and in general, make Rails our... uh... friend.

Bio:
Dave Doolin likes to write code for fun and profit in a variety of languages using a variety of frameworks and tools. Dave currently enjoys Rails for turning ideas into applications.

Pre-meetup nosh:
We usually meet at the Biryani House (Shattuck @ University) around 5:00pm for snacks and tech talk. Either Rich or Jon will be there... or someone else from the group. Join us if you can and enjoy the food and the discussion.

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  • Dave D.

    Pull requests welcome: https://github.com/doolin/prykata

    June 26, 2012

  • Dave D.

    Sascha, I added a ticket for your suggestion, many thanks: https://github.com/doolin/prykata/issues/2

    June 26, 2012

  • JohnB

    It was a hands-on install-fest, which was not what I was expecting. So more time was taken up with installing and realizing discrepancies in the instructions (and user's machines) than in actually learning. But I did learn something so I'm glad I went.

    June 20, 2012

  • Ryan C.

    Great talk and great feedback from the group. This is one of my favorite meetup series.

    June 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dave: For tomorrow night, try taking user input and modifying the data passed to the controller on the fly.

    June 19, 2012

  • Dave D.

    Also, I won't go longer than about 45 minutes, and would be open for someone following me with more Pry or debugging juju, at Jon's discretion.

    June 19, 2012

  • Dave D.

    No worries, we'll have time to install along the way.

    June 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Dave, is there any preparation we can do in advance, or is just installing pry enough?

    June 19, 2012

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