Fwd: Overview for Ruby On Rails - Tuesday, December 13th


#1

The top for the next meeting of the Washington DC XP Users Group meeting
is
going to be Ruby on Rails (all are welcome to come)

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Matt Scilipoti <MattS {AT} possiamo.com>
Date: Dec 9, 2005 4:21 PM
Subject: [XpWdc] Overview for Ruby On Rails - Tuesday, December 13th

Here is an overview of the next presentation at XpWdc
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/XpWdc/ on Tuesday (12/13/05).

Introduction to Ruby http://www.rubygarden.org/ruby?HomePage and
RubyOnRails http://www.rubyonrails.com/

  1.  How Ruby <http://www.rubygarden.org/ruby?HomePage>  and 
    

RubyOnRails
http://www.rubyonrails.com/ (RoR or Rails) support the Agile
Manifesto.

  1.  RoR is the best Web Application Framework I have worked with.
    
  2.  RoR is the only physical manifestation of Agile that I have 
    

seen.
3. It is easy to quickly create a working, tested application and
continuously enhance it.

  1.  Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
    
  2.  Ruby <http://www.rubygarden.org/ruby?HomePage>  is defined
    

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruby_programming_language as a
reflective
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reflection_(computer_science) ,
object-oriented http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Object-oriented
programming
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Programming_language language.
2. Ruby is said to follow the principle
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principle_of_least_surprise of least
surprise (POLS), meaning that the language typically behaves intuitively
or
as the programmer assumes it should.
3. RubyOnRails http://www.rubyonrails.com/ is: a full-stack,
open-source web framework in Ruby
http://www.rubygarden.org/ruby?HomePage
for writing real-world applications with joy and less code than most
frameworks spend doing XML sit-ups. It was extracted from an existing
application, BaseCamp http://www.basecamphq.com/ .
4. Review RubyConf2005: People, Quality, Community, in pursuit of a
good API.

  1.  Working software over comprehensive documentation
    
  2.  Demonstrate 'Simplicity': Demo
    
  3.  Explore built in Testing.   Yes, it's built in. and supported 
    

like
you’ve never seen before.

  1.  Responding to change over following a plan
    
  2.  Database Migration.  You have to see this!  Sweet.
    
  3.  Demonstrate 'Enhanceability': Time permitting; we will enhance 
    

an
existing app.

  1.  Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
    
  2.  Demo SysTIR <http://atomicobject.com/systir.page>
    

(SystemTestingInRuby) allows you to write system-level tests in “domain
language”, that is, language that pertains to your target software and
its
own particular constructs.
2. Ruby
http://www.cornetdesign.com/2005/12/fitnesse-and-ruby-basic-tutorial.html
and FitNesse

  1.  Bonus!
    
  2.  Demo InstantRails
    

http://wiki.rubyonrails.com/rails/pages/InstantRails : No installer,
you
simply drop it into the directory of your choice and run it. A one-stop
Rails runtime solution containing Ruby, Rails, Apache, and MySQL, all
preconfigured and ready to run.
2. Discuss SwitchTower
<http://weblog.rubyonrails.com/articles/2005/10/19/introducing-switchtower-d
istributed-deployment-for-rails> : Deploy distributed applications with
a
single command.

  1.  Want more?
    

Got 15 minutes? Give Ruby a shot right http://tryruby.hobix.com/ now!
Interact with Ruby. Online!
Top
http://www.digitalmediaminute.com/article/1816/top-ruby-on-rails-tutorials
12 Ruby on Rails Tutorials
Evaluation: http://rewrite.rickbradley.com/pages/moving_to_rails/
moving
from Java to Ruby on Rails for the CenterNet? rewrite
Secrets
<http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/opensource/library/os-lightweight7/?c
a=dgr-lnxw07RubyBetter> of lightweight development success, Part 7:
Java
alternatives
The Philosphy of Ruby http://www.artima.com/intv/rubyP.html

Brought to you by Matt Scilipoti and Jeff Waltzer. Proud supporters of
XpWdc http://groups.yahoo.com/group/XpWdc/ .

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