I think these are great things to think about.
One small suggestion, we should probably start new threads for new
topics. Since multiple conversations in the same thread can cause crazy
I think a git talk is a good idea. I will put this in a list for topics
we'd like to see happen.
I guess I am also not clear on what about ActiveScaffold you can't
control that you'd like to. I am sure there are things, but if you give
an example that might be useful.
Design questions are another good idea. Please feel free to post away.
Anyone else familiar with Django and AS that can speak to Mario's ideas?
On Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 01:19:56PM -0400, Mario wrote:
> If you're still interested in future suggestions for talks I would be interested in:
> * some practical git examples: creating repositories(locally/remotely), branching/merging
> * seeing if/how someone used the Hobo framework on top of Rails
> I have a separate concern for consideration:
> One of the things I like about Django is that a newly created web application by default has (or very easily can have) a complete administrative interface to the database with practically no work. I am interested in options that afford Rails apps the same luxury with very little effort.
> I know ActiveScaffold is one such option.
> I know also that Rails provides dynamic scaffolding, such as:
> class RecipeController < ApplicationController
> However, since I like a degree of control over how my interfaces appear/interact, I have been looking into creating generic views/controllers. My goal is to be able to reuse these generic views/controllers on a new app by providing only a bare minimum of configuration. I am wondering what dynamic approaches others may be using to quickly get interfaces up and running for newly created apps/databases.
> Actually, this brings one more possibility to mind. It might be interesting if people periodically posed design problems to the group for consideration/discussion. It could be a learning opportunity for everyone involved.
> -------------- Original message ----------------------
> From: Nathan <[address removed]>
> > Hello Ruby Hackers.
> > We had a really good meeting tonight, despite my illpreparedness.
> > One thing I was really hoping to do was create a little more traffic on
> > the mailing list. To that end, I wanted to see if folks were interested
> > in the Ruby Quiz.
> > Ruby Quiz is essentially a programming puzzle that you have to solve
> > with Ruby. It's done each week on the ruby-talk mailing list.
> > However that list is SUPER high volume and as a result, I don't expect
> > many people here will subscribe. But, there is no reason we can't have
> > our own little version.
> > Since the quiz is sent to that list each Friday, tomorrow will be the
> > next one. I am subscribed to that list, so I will cut and paste
> > tomorrow's quiz to the list.
> > After that, at least at first, we should allow an anything goes policy.
> > Meaning, if you craft a solution, just send it in.
> > Please do not be afraid to be wrong, or not understand. The point is to
> > get people thinking in Ruby, not showing how smart we are.
> > The original Ruby Quiz entries are here:
> > http://www.rubyqu...
> > While the new ones are here:
> > http://splatbang....
> > Notice the ruby-talk list has a no-spoilers policy that we can adopt if
> > this takes off, but the initial go here shouldn't be concerned with
> > that. Just hack out a solution and discuss it.
> > I will post up tomorrow. Happy hacking!
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