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August DCRUG: Code School presents Rails 4 by Carlos Souza

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Our meetings are open to all experience levels, from total novices to expert Rubyists.

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"Rails 4" by Carlos Souza (remote presentation)

Join Carlos Souza of Code School as he presents highlights from Rails 4: Zombie Outlaws, an online course where you:

- Learn to build faster and more secure web apps with Rails 4
- Review the Rails updates that will help get your apps up to speed on Rails 4 best practices

1. Routes, ThreadSafety
2. ActiveRecord API changes
3. ActiveModel changes
4. StrongParameters & Authenticity Token
5. Controller Filters, Flash Helpers and Cookie Session Store.
6. View Helpers and Ruby Template
7. New test structure
8. Declarative ETags
9. Cache-Digests
10. Streaming with ActionController::Live and Websockets

Carlos (Caike) is a software developer who is constantly looking for better ways to write code. When he is not staring at his text editor with white fonts on black backgrounds, he enjoys rock climbing and playing guitar. We now meet monthly at Logik's new headquaters, now located at 1400 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 800 Washington, DC 20005. The closest Metro stop is McPherson Square. If you're downstairs and need someone to let you into the building or the elevator, please give me a call at 202-374-7303 or tweet me at @naffis.

We always need presenters, so if you have a topic or project on which you'd like to do a 30-minute presentation on anything Ruby-related, Rails-related or possibly of interest to Ruby developers, please contact our organizers info@dcrug.org and we'll schedule you to speak. If you have presented before, you are welcome to give a presentation on a new topic. This is a great chance for some of you guys and gals lingering in the back of the room to share some of the cool things you are working on. Don't be shy -- you're among fellow geeks. :)

As always, we'll have an ample supply of free pizza and soda for all attendees, so don't worry about eating dinner beforehand.

And we'll be heading to a nearby bar after the meeting, to unwind and socialize with fellow techies.