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

Where:
Atomic Object Office
941 Wealthy Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Tel:[masked]
Map

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.

Topic

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.

Github

Speaker:

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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