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"Embarrassment of Riches" - SF Ruby June Meetup

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Woohoo, we'll be at CNET (1st floor conference room, a.k.a. "Magma")! But because of a scheduling conflict, Ruby Tuesday will be Ruby Monday (June 12) this month. We'll return to regular Ruby Tuesdays next month.

- Derek Haynes will be giving a non-standard intro to Ruby-on-Rails. Founder of San Mateo-based Highgroove Studios, Derek will cover what you won't find online. Is test-driven development necessary? What makes the perfect Rails development team? How difficult is it for Java or PHP developers to understand Rails? Is development really faster? When should Rails not be used? How does Rails change the development process? [1]

- Graham Glass will dissect his Global Education repository implemented on Ruby-on-Rails: "the presentation will cover the creation of a Web 2.0-ish education system built using Ruby on Rails. The project aims to provide free community education to the home and school, and involves the use of many technologies including internationalization, wiki-style data evolution, WYSIWYG editing, and AJAX. I will spend about half the time discussing the architecture and technologies, and the other half talking about the evolution of the product itself. The presentation will appeal to both technologists and entrepreneurs."

- Andre Lewis will give us an informal heads-up about SF Wireless. [2]

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[1] Looking at getting started on a major Ruby on Rails project or running into some early roadblocks with the popular web application framework?

Learn how a local development firm has used the framework to launch 8 production Rails applications with no more than 3 people/project. From integrating Rails applications with phone systems to database synchronization between multiple Rails applications, see how they are using Rails with great success on vastly different projects.

Derek Haynes, Founder of San Mateo-based Highgroove Studios, will cover what you won't find online. Is test-driven development necessary? What makes the perfect Rails development team? How difficult is it for Java or PHP developers to understand Rails? Is development really faster? When should Rails not be used? How does Rails change the development process?

[2] SF Wireless is a community-driven listing of cafes with wireless internet access in San Francisco. It's written completely in RoR, and does some cool stuff with ratings, Google Maps integration, etc. The in-depth look at SF Wireless will take place at the July Meetup (7/11).