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Getting Started with Sinatra Part Two

IMPORTANT NEW LOCATION

Bring you laptops, and together we’ll finish working through the recent Ruby Source tutorial Just Do It: Learn Sinatra, Part One, Two, Three, and Four. It will provide you with a basic introduction to building web apps with Ruby using the lightweight web framework Sinatra. You’ll also get a taste of the Slim templating language, the DataMapper ORM framework, and maybe even a bit of Sass if we get far enough.

To maximize your time the most, have Ruby setup when you arrive. Mac people, good news a suitable ruby is already installed, but you might consider a more thorough setup with the likes of Homebrew, or install one ginormous stack with Cinderella. Ubuntu people take a look at Peter Coopers Rails 3 on Ubuntu 10.10 guide. Windows people, take a look at Rails Installer. Other Distro or OS people, with a little keyword magic in Google, I am sure you can find a sufficient tutorial.

For the uninitiated, we’ll help you get things setup if you’d just feel better having someone help you through it.

Pizza

This month pizza is being sponsored by Red Point Technologies.

NEW LOCATION

This month Red Point Technologies is also sponsoring a new meet up location at the Hudson Business Lounge. The Hudson Business Lounge is located in the heart of the Third Ward at 310 N Broadway. If you have any issues finding us, ping @rubymke on twitter.

After the Meeting

Since we will be a little further north we’ll take a pole as to weather to still head down to Transfer Pizza (101 W Mitchell St, or stick around the Third Ward after the meetup for refreshments & conversation. Everyone is welcome, and encouraged, to join us.

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  • Clint L.

    A few people at the most recent RubyMKE Meetup (11/21) were talking about the new Asset Pipeline feature in Rails 3. Here's a new article on that topic: http://2beards.net/2011/11/the-rails-3-asset-pipeline-in-about-5-minutes/

    November 23, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    That was me. Thanks!

    November 23, 2011

  • Clint L.

    Someone at the most recent RubyMKE meeting (i.e., on 11/21) was looking for Unix-like utilities for Windows. This might be a solution: https://github.com/bmatzelle/gow/wiki/ << Just found out about it on HackerNews :-)

    November 23, 2011

  • Clint L.

    If you got stuck in Part Two of the 'Just Do It: Learn Sinatra' tutorial at the end of the 'Adding Tasks' section, consider adding a line, Task.auto_upgrade!, after the class Task definition in main.rb. It worked for me :-) See the comment at http://rubysource.com/just-do-it-learn-sinatra-ii-2/#comment-6710 for details. Good luck!

    November 22, 2011

  • Clint L.

    This was another fairly good RubyMKE Meetup. I made it a little further in the tutorial, but ran into errors the author of the tutorial should have fixed (that's not the fault of RubyMKE). Good discussions and a decent meeting facility.

    November 22, 2011

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