7:00 Pizza/Beer/Networking (sponsors: @WalmartLabs | Plum District)
7:30 Intros/Every Day Carry
7:45 Talk 1: Bundling the Future, Straight from the Source
8:10 Break (sponsor: Dev Bootcamp)
8:15 Talk 2: RESTful Clients in Rails
Talk 1: Bundling the Future: Straight from the Source
Bundler is the best way to manage application dependencies. André Arko, the maintainer of the Bundler gem, will talk about the top questions around Bundler and give us an exclusive preview of Bundler 1.1:
- Why was it made, anyway?
- Don't we already have Rubygems?
- Why does `bundle install` take so long?
- How does Bundler 1.1 make everything faster?
He will also cover plans for future versions of Bundler, plus how Bundler can help you manage any Ruby project, whether it's a Rails app, a gem, or just a handy script.
If you have any questions about using Bundler, deployment, and dependency management, please come ready to ask them.
About the Speaker
André Arko is a developer at Plex, Inc., the lead maintainer of the Bundler gem, and the author of the jQuery-Rails gem. He develops Rails applications, administrates servers, and works on open source projects as often as possible.
Talk 2: RESTful Clients in Rails
Building a RESTful API is only half the battle: implementation is the other half. Jack Lawson from Plum District will share some hard-won lessons on how to implement an API to build out any client, whether its a website, mobile app, tablet, or other. Jack plans to roll up his sleeves and walk through demo code that uses Rails 3 with Backbone, CoffeeScript, and Mustache / Hogan.js to build a progressively enhanced website.
About the Speaker
Jack Lawson is a user interface engineer with an extensive background in all levels of application development. He leads UI development at Plum District, applying modern technologies to create usable applications.
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