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LA Ruby / Ruby on Rails March Meetup

  • Mar 13, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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This month's meetup will be held at YP headquarters in Glendale.

YP is also our food sponsor, and will be providing parking validations for the first 40 attendees.


Schedule

7:00 – 7:15 Open
7:15 – 7:30 Introductions & Announcements
7:30 – 9:00 Presentations
9:00 – 10:00 Open / Networking


Presentations

We need presentations for this meetup! Each meetup features 3-4 presentations of 30 minutes each, and should pertain to Ruby / Ruby on Rails, or be of general interest to the Ruby community. Please contact Alf Mikula if you are interested in presenting. Include a title, brief summary of your proposed presentation, and a brief bio about yourself. Please see past meetups for examples.

Watirgrid - Parallel Testing with Watir Web-Driver by Xu Cao

WatirGrid is A lightweight, pure Ruby implementation of distributed computing using DRb and Rinda. A simple way to control remote Watir objects in parallel. Cross platform friendly and works on Windows, OSX or Linux. WatirGrid happily runs with WebDriver implementations such as watir-webdriver and selenium-webdriver. WatirGrid allows for distributed testing across a grid network using Watir.  WatirGrid allows a local client to control remote Watir objects in parallel, hosted by providers on a grid network, via a central controller.

- Xu Cao, wrapping up contract at Sony MCS project and looking for my next
- Senior QA Automation Engineer, have been working as QA mainly testing Web app since 06
- Switched to PHP developer for 14 months and got PHP Zend Cert. experimented selenium-grid
- Consider myself a software QA automation developer
- Worked on Ruby since 2012, started with restclient for API testing, then watir-webdriver, then watirgrid
- one of a few QAs who love coding and passion of it
- advocate all the latest scrum/xp agile methodology, love pair programming and TDD

Rails RESTful APIs with AngularJS by Danniel Condez

Fat Client-side or "thick client" apps are now a growing trend in Web Development. In this session, we will learn how to leverage Rails RESTful APIs by easily consuming and displaying API data with AngularJS. We will also see how Reusable components(Directives) could speed up our UI development.

AngularJS is a structural framework for dynamic web apps that lets you extend HTML's syntax to express your application's components clearly and succinctly.

Danniel Condez, Software Engineer @ YP- Full-stack Developer with more inclination to front-end work- An early adopter of AngularJS.- Designed and Built successful "thick-client" tooling apps with AngularJS @DTT Surveillance & YP


Parking

YP will be validating parking on a first come, first served basis. Park in the guest parking for 611 N. Brand Bl. There are guest entrances on Brand and Doran.

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  • Danniel C.

    Thank you for the privilege to share about Rails RESTful APIs and AngularJS.
    Here is the link to my slides: http://slid.es/ducondez/rails-restful-apis-and-angularjs/fullscreen#/

    If you want to turn on AngularJS in my slides, just run this script in the Javascript console.
    var oHead = document.getElementsByTagName('HEAD').item(0); var oScript= document.createElement("script"); oScript.type = "text/javascript"; oScript.src="https://raw.github.com/ducondez/mean/master/public/js/slide-init.js";; oHead.appendChild( oScript);

    2 · March 14, 2014

    • Ira H.

      Can you send a link to your code from your demo too? Or check in your rails/angular project into github? Thanks!

      March 18, 2014

  • Hannah

    JR/Alf et all,

    I really enjoyed the presentations last night. However, during the second one, Danniel used the following example to teach AngularJS filters (copy/pasted from the presentation which is online):

    <tr ng-repeat="emp in employees | female | nice | single | top3'>
    <td>{{emp.name | allCaps } }</td>
    </tr>

    The idea is you would use a filter to narrow an employee list to women a programmer could date. A month after my talk on sexism at LA Ruby Conf, this was a bit disappointing to see in a presentation. The example makes an assumption that programmers are men who are interested in women, and moreover, somewhat suggests it would be ethical to use technical skills as a way of finding women at your workplace to date. Anyway, I know you guys have very little control over the actual content of these presentations, so really I just wanted to point it out. Also, would be helpful to make sure LA Ruby has written guidelines about presentations. Thanks so much for listening.

    2 · March 14, 2014

    • Alf M.

      Thanks for your feedback Hannah, and thank you Danniel for your response elsewhere in the comments. While I don't feel this is something that has crossed the line into blatantly offensive, I agree that it is part of a pattern that is potentially alienating to women in our community. I welcome all feedback, both public and private, as part of our continuing discussion of sexism in our community. Everyone, please feel free to reach out to me directly.

      March 14, 2014

  • Janet W.

    Thanks everyone for coming, it was a great turnout! And a special shout out to the two guys that helped bring the food up.. I do appreciate it!! BTW - we are hiring which I neglected to mention last night.

    March 14, 2014

    • Alex

      You're welcome Janet. Thanks to YP for the great food! :)

      1 · March 14, 2014

    • Alf M.

      Thanks for hosting, Janet! YP has always been one of our best venues. Thanks for your continued support!

      March 14, 2014

  • Danniel C.

    Hi Hannah,

    Thank you for being honest in your comment and I would like to sincerely apologize for that slide. I realized that it was unprofessional and immature. I updated the slide and removed what shouldn't be there. This is a lesson learned for me, so thank you!!

    2 · March 14, 2014

  • Danniel C.

    Fun and exciting people and great food!

    March 14, 2014

  • Nevin O.

    Excellent presentations and nice bunch of people.

    1 · March 14, 2014

  • Kobi

    Excellent meetup. Good topics; good people. One of the better meetups I've attended. RoR and AngularJS lecture was particularly interesting, and the YP crew were smart and inviting.

    1 · March 14, 2014

  • Jace C.

    I'm a beginner programmer and today was my first meetup ever. Everyone was so friendly and knowledgeable. The most memorable part of the night was getting stuck in the stairwell while exiting and having security help me out. Haha. Will definitely be back :-)

    1 · March 13, 2014

  • Oscar T.

    Excellent presentations and thank you YP.com

    1 · March 13, 2014

  • oren

    JR/Alf, If you want to, we can stream the event live to engineering.yp.com. What do you guys think?

    March 12, 2014

  • Hemant B.

    Anybody looking for exciting opportunities at yp.com, hit me up.

    1 · March 13, 2014

  • Janet W.

    We are going to be videotaping the event, so thanks for your assistance, but we have it covered! Be camera ready!!!

    1 · March 13, 2014

  • oren

    I am coming just because Rico will be there (:

    3 · March 11, 2014

  • Glenn H.

    First timer!

    5 · March 4, 2014

    • JR F.

      Welcome!

      1 · March 12, 2014

  • Miro M.

    Found out about this meetup at SCaLE and I think it will be a great way to learn more about Ruby.

    3 · March 11, 2014

    • JR F.

      Welcome! I hope you enjoy it.

      1 · March 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    will do my best to attend

    1 · March 11, 2014

  • Oscar T.

    Cool this is my new place of employment!!! EXCITED!!

    2 · February 28, 2014

    • Alexander T.

      Like it so far ?

      March 2, 2014

    • Oscar T.

      I start the week of the meetup so I dont know yet, but so far the onboarding process has been great!

      2 · March 3, 2014

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