Using Ruby on Rails and Ajax to Make a Massive Multiplayer Game

Michael Buffington, Programmer, Stikkit

Track: Web Apps
Date: Wednesday, July 26
Time: 10:45am - 11:30am
Location: F151

The rapid development capabilities, combined with built-in Ajax technologies, make Ruby on Rails a ripe platform for building immersive and highly engaging applications without using proprietary technology.

Buffington will talk about some of the design and development challenges he's faced (and conquered) when creating an extremely popular multiplayer game and show you how you can create rich interaction in your own web application using freely available open technologies.