Tutorial

Ajax on Rails

Stuart Halloway, Co-founder, Relevance LLC

Track: Ruby
Date: Tuesday, July 25
Time: 8:30am - 12:00pm
Location: Portland 256

Ruby on Rails is a great environment for building Ajax applications. Perhaps the best thing about the platform is the developers' unwavering commitment to being leaders in this field. This presentation will cover the latest and greatest in Rails' Ajax support. Be warned: if you attend the talk more than half an hour after reading the abstract, we may be covering new features that don't exist yet.

Topics covered will certainly include:

  • The prototype.js helpers
  • The effects.js helpers
  • Modifying the DOM
  • Wrapping your own JavaScript in Rails helpers
  • Generating JavaScript with rjs templates