Sept 25: The Rails View: The Junk Drawer Grows Up

Title: The Rails View: The Junk Drawer Grows Up by John Athayde

Description: You like Ruby. You know how to write it and refactor it. Controllers and Models are Ruby: fantastic, superb! Views, on the other hand, while Ruby — are also mixed with HTML, JavaScript (or CoffeeScript), and CSS (or SCSS).

In this mixed environment it’s easy to drop your high code standards and turn the top of the Rails stack into a nasty, brittle mess just to get things done. How do you recover, or even better, avoid the trap in the first place? How can you get to the point where you treat your views like code you’re confident in?

We'll cover 10 simple rules you can follow immediately to transform the way you write, think, and feel about Rails views. We'll also look at some cutting edge techniques with SCSS, SVG imagery, and more in some recent projects the speaker has been working on.

Speaker: John Athayde, the Internal Tools UI/UX/Front End Lead at LivingSocial, is a UI/UX/Design type who comes from an architecture (of the building variety) background. He's been in the Rails community since 2006 and has broad experience in e-commerce and running creative teams. He is currently leading the design and view development on Internal Tools at LivingSocial. Prior to LivingSocial he was the Design guy at InfoEther and ran Hyphenated People, a UI/UX Consultancy with Amy Hoy. He also runs Meticulous, a design and film company, in his free time.

Food: We will have food and drinks provided by Near Infinity Corporation, starting at 6:30 PM. The presentation will start at 7 PM.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent show about Rails design methods.

    September 28, 2012

  • Camille B.

    Great talk - speaker really knew his stuff and such a lot of info, I couldn't take notes fast enough, so I'm really looking forward to getting a copy of the slides.

    September 26, 2012

  • Charles C.

    Nice redux of the talk from RubyNation with more info and examples.

    September 26, 2012

  • Dave J

    Very interesting and well done. John presented concepts concisely and really highlighted some important stuff, some of which was new to me. Very cool.

    September 25, 2012

  • Navjeet


    September 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    very informative and professional

    September 25, 2012

  • Will B.

    Very informative

    September 25, 2012

  • suraj

    very informative

    September 25, 2012

  • Gray H.

    Sorry for posting this with the wrong speaker at first. John Athayde is the speaker.

    September 11, 2012

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