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Toronto Ruby: OO JavaScript, Redtape, Refactoring to Middleware

  • Jan 15, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Our next tech talks night is taking place on January 15th, 2012 at Bento Miso. The event is sponsored by our friends at Quandl, who will be graciously providing pizza for our group.

Here is the lineup:

Object Oriented JavaScript for Rubyists - Thuva Tharma

JavaScript is way more powerful, flexible, and object-oriented than most people think. I know you've heard this statement several times. And most of us dismiss it without giving much thought. In this talk, Thuva Tharma is going to show you the raw power and flexibility of JavaScript with examples Rubyists can easily relate to. At the end of the talk, we will have Ruby's object system implemented in JavaScript. Don't worry, the entire implementation will fit into a single slide!

Break: After the first talk, we will take a break to socialize and eat some pizza.

Redtape - Sean Miller

In this lightening talk, Sean Miller will discuss Redtape, an alternative to accepts_nested_attributes_for that doesn't tightly couple your view to your model.

Refactoring to middleware - Nate Smith

Rack middleware is an excellent abstraction for building modular web applications, but what about using it as a pattern to cleanup your own code? In this talk, Nate Smith is going to walk through a simple refactoring that improves the design of a URL Shortener to use Rack-like middleware, and explore how and when to use it in your designs.

Talk Proposals

We are always looking for new speakers to share their knowledge with the Toronto Ruby community. If you are interested, send your talk proposals to [masked].

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  • Nate S.

    Hey everyone, I just uploaded my slides from last night, you can find them at

    January 16, 2013

  • Kevin F.

    Thanks for the reviews. It helps us make continuous improvements. A big issue from last night was the way the tables and chairs were setup. Our ideal setup is having all the tables from the center of the room moved out of the way and then having the chairs lined up so that the giant wood post doesn't get in the way. While this won't be an issue for next month's east edition of the Tech Talks, we will focus fix this layout issue for March.

    January 16, 2013

  • Thuva T.

    You can find the slides for my talk here:

    January 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Was difficult to see some of the slides b/c there were so many ppl (never a bad thing).

    January 16, 2013

  • Brad C.

    Incredibly difficult to see the "screen" over heads and around posts. As a practice, I'd recommend giving the URL for the slides at the start of the presentation like Sean did, so people with computers can pull them up and follow along - his was the only presentation I could see clearly for this reason. Really enjoyed Thuva's talk but a big thank you to all of the speakers, organizers and of course, Quandl for the pizza!

    January 15, 2013

  • Mattia G.

    great talks, especially OO JavaScript and Refactoring to Middleware, I'll suggest a bit more work on the slides for Redtape, but overall really interesting :)

    January 15, 2013

  • Mark C.

    All the talks were illuminating, but I really enjoyed the OO JavaScript talk. Really interesting! Thanks all!

    January 15, 2013

  • Aaron M.

    Was quite good. I feel the redtape lightning had too much stuff, and didnt touch on redtape. Such a topic explaining the benefits of redtape of nested attributes for would be ideal. The other two talks were awesome.

    January 15, 2013

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