January 29, 2008 · 7:00 PM
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Title: Rails powered by GlassFish & jMaki Presenter: Arun Gupta, Sun Microsystems Abstract: This talk describes how GlassFish provides a robust, easy-to-use and feature-rich development and deployment platform for Rails application. GlassFish is an open-source, production-quality and Java EE5 compatible application server. The talk describes the several advantages it provide as a deployment platform for Rails applications. It also talks about how GlassFish v3 Gem provides an alternative to WEBrick and Mongrel for developing your applications. The second part describes how rich widgets from multiple Ajax toolkits can be easily embedded in a Rails application using jMaki. The attendees will learn how jMaki framework can provide a visually compelling interface through multiple samples. Ruby Reflection and Metaprogramming by Bala - "Learning Ruby isn't like scaling a mountain. It's more like exploring a plain, with interesting features and a distant but very attractive horizon. One thing leads to another, but not in a way that requires you to fight gravity to get there. - David Black" In this presentation we will explore the plain through simple examples. We will see how to fix bugs in someone else's class, avoid boiler plate code and other interesting things about meta-programming in Ruby. I will be giving out Peepcode T shirts on first-come first-serve basis. This meetup will be held at the same location as the november meetup. I am looking for presentations. Please contact me if you are interested. If anyone is interested in becoming an assistant organizer, please contact me directly. Directions: We meet at building 23, Room 213, stay on right as you reach a fork you will see a church on the right side, make a left into the building across the church.