Rails Guidebook

Mike Clark, President, Clarkware Consulting
Dave Thomas, Works for, The Pragmatic Programmers, LLC

Track: Ruby
Date: Monday, July 24
Time: 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: Portland 252

The Ruby on Rails web application framework has built up a tremendous head of steam over the last year. Fueled by some genuine benefits and an impressive portfolio of real-world applications already in production, Rails is destined to continue making significant inroads this year. And with the release of Rails 1.0 early this year, there's never been a better time to climb aboard.

You wouldn't want to take the train and end up at a new destination without a guidebook. Well, this tutorial is your conference guidebook to Rails. In three hours we’ll give you the Rails roadmap, and some of the local language, so you’ll be able to maximize your time at the conference. We'll talk about (and demonstrate) all the key points of Rails, including the latest features as of the day of the tutorial. And we'll put it all in perspective so you can cut through the hype surrounding Rails and start building killer web applications.

This tutorial is given by Mike Clark and Dave Thomas, who wrote the books on Ruby and Rails.