Yet another last minute update from GR Ruby User Group February Meetup!!!

From: John H.
Sent on: Friday, January 29, 2010 10:38 AM
Yet again, we've failed to get this announced well ahead of time... :( We promise to try harder next month :P

Our very own Ed will be presenting this month on spec_wire

What: The Michigan Ruby Users Group (Grand Rapids) February Meetup

When: Tuesday, February 2,[masked]:00 PM

Atomic Object Office
941 Wealthy Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Time: 6:00PM - 8:00PM (Networking 6:00PM - 6:30PM)
Food: Free Pizza and Drinks!

We will be using the lower level of the Atomic Object office. The space was donated in collaboration with SoftwareGR.


Spec_wire is a wire protocol for RSpec and Cucumber. The advantage of a wire protocol for a testing framework is to leverage the power of the framework while allowing the Code Under Test be execute in a different environment. That environment can be a remote location or even another programming language. Imagine writing specs or cukes as usual and making them pass in C#, Python or Perl. Ed will be showing how to install and use the spec_wire gem snd will target the PHP platform. Spec_wire uses REST and JSON to implement the protocol, so it is straightforward to develop interfaces to other languages.



Ed Howland

Ed Howland is an independent Rubyist and contractor with over 20years of software development experience. Ed grew up in the Grand Rapids area and served a stint in the U.S. Navy before becoming a full time programmer on the west coast and in St. Louis, Mo.. His first Ruby on Rails site was version 0.13 circa 2005. Ed is a stong advocate of Agile practices and has given several presentations on BDD relate technologies including RSpec and Haml.

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