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Bundling the Future | RESTful Clients in Rails

Agenda:

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

8:45 Wrap

9:00 End


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.

Sponsors:

@WalmartLabs

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Plum District

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Really enjoyed Andre's talk on Bundler.

    March 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    great speakers and presentations.

    March 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great meetup. Many thanks to all the sponsors and speakers!

    March 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bundle presentation was outstanding. Great swag from Plum District. More food for next time please.

    March 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    A couple of really nice talks.

    March 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    The Bundling talk was very helpful, the RESTful clients talk was interesting, would have liked to have seen some practical implementation, but the explanation was well done.

    March 30, 2012

  • Kurt S.

    The RESTful presenter seemed to have a lot of experience with the architecture he presented -- I would have preferred less of an overview and more detail about the various technical components and how they interact. It's a big subject that could fill a whole Meetup. The Bundler presentation was very interesting.

    March 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Pretty informative.
    The space was a bit tight, but no big deal.

    March 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will these talks be recorded/streamed?

    March 29, 2012

  • Jack L.

    To give a little more of an idea about my talk: We'll build a fairly simple Rails 3.2 app, connect it to a basic RESTful API, and build a simple, progressively-enhanced site using Mustache, Hogan.js and Backbone.js.

    March 28, 2012

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