1 DAY CONFERENCE

RoR eXchange 2007

Topics covered:

Friday, 9th February at Sekforde Street, London

7 experts. will be speaking. Starts at 4:00 PM.

The annual RoR eXchange 2007 was a lively, intensive, interactive and fun day featuring 10 speakers and about 100 attendees.

Rerouting Rails - RoR eXchange 2007

Paul Battley tackles the existing Rails code, as he explains how he rewrites Rails's complex and opaque routing code using a more algorithmic approach. A very interesting topic, which has attracted the interest and encouragement some of the core Rails developers.

Paul Battley

Paul Battley has been using Ruby since 2002, and getting paid for it for the last couple of years. Since the end of 2005, he works at Reevoo, where he works full-time on Ruby on Rails based applications.

Managing a high performance rails app without tearing your hair out

So you have built a rails app. Great! Now how the heck do you make it scale? James Cox will discuss code optimizations, the techniques to advanced caching and dealing with queries gone bad, server hacks, and much more!

James Cox

James Cox is a former PHP team member and current Rails consultant, from London.

Panel Discussion RoR eXchange

The RoR eXchange 2007 speakers share their views with the audience in a very lively, interesting panel discussion, answering questions on Ruby on Rails and debating the pro's and cons of various Ruby on Rails topics. All speakers: Chad Fowler, Eleanor McHugh, Tom Locke, James Cox, Paul Battley, Ben Griffiths and Damien Tanner, share their views with the audience in a very lively and interactive The RoR eXchange 2007 panel discussion, answering questions on Ruby on Rails and debating the pro's and cons of various Ruby on Rails topics.

Chad Fowler

Chad is the co-founder of Rubycentral.com, a leading contributor to the Ruby community and author of various books on Ruby on Rails, including Rails Recipes.

Tom Locke

Tom is the father of the Hobo project and a freelance web-developer and technical trainer, specialising in Ruby on Rails. He has been working exclusively on custom Rails application development for the last two years and has built many sites both sma

Quick and Clean: Well factored Rails

Chad Fowler explained on how to make your Ruby on Rails web application development both quick AND clean.

Chad Fowler

Chad is the co-founder of Rubycentral.com, a leading contributor to the Ruby community and author of various books on Ruby on Rails, including Rails Recipes.

Testing your Ruby on Rails apps

Thanks to Rails, we're all testing more. But, are we testing the right things? How can you judge whether your tests are improving the quality of your Ruby code? What makes a good test? Ben Griffiths explains...

Ben Griffiths

Ben's been using ruby since, gulp, 2002. He's worked at Reevoo, Thoughtworks, GDS, Moo and some other places. He's currently Head of Technology for dxw, a small digital agency who specialise in building better services for the public sector.

Experiments with Very Rapid Development in Rails with Hobo

Tom Locke, the creator of Hobo, provided a high-level overview of the motivation and strategy behind the Hobo Open Source project and worked through the implementation of a complete "Hobo-ized" Rails application.

Tom Locke

Tom is the father of the Hobo project and a freelance web-developer and technical trainer, specialising in Ruby on Rails. He has been working exclusively on custom Rails application development for the last two years and has built many sites both sma

Where's my SQL? Platform-independent database design using Migrations

Eleanor McHugh demonstrated how simple it is to setup a test environment using SQLite and then design, implement and test a fairly complex relational database using Migrations and Models.

Eleanor McHugh

Eleanor McHugh used to write high-performance embedded systems for the aviation and broadcast automation markets before finding the Ruby Way...

Extend your Rails Apps with DSLs

Ruby gives us the power to easily implement domain specific languages. Damien Tanner presented some of the existing DSLs which are available to extend your Rails application.

Damien Tanner

Damien Tanner is an enthusiastic programmer, designer and co-founder of New Bamboo. His primary focus is using Ruby, and especially Ruby on Rails to develop web applications for startups and established businesses alike. Agile practices, active com

Sekforde Street

Skills Matter is located at the junction of St James's Walk and Sekforde Street, just northeast of Clerkenwell Green, about a 5 minute walk from Farringdon station (Circle, Hammersmith & City, and Metropolitan lines and over-ground rail services).

Sekforde Street

1 Sekforde Street, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 0BE, GB


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Overview

The annual RoR eXchange 2007 was a lively, intensive, interactive and fun day featuring 10 speakers and about 100 attendees.

Programme

Rerouting Rails - RoR eXchange 2007

Paul Battley tackles the existing Rails code, as he explains how he rewrites Rails's complex and opaque routing code using a more algorithmic approach. A very interesting topic, which has attracted the interest and encouragement some of the core Rails developers.

Paul Battley

Paul Battley has been using Ruby since 2002, and getting paid for it for the last couple of years. Since the end of 2005, he works at Reevoo, where he works full-time on Ruby on Rails based applications.

Managing a high performance rails app without tearing your hair out

So you have built a rails app. Great! Now how the heck do you make it scale? James Cox will discuss code optimizations, the techniques to advanced caching and dealing with queries gone bad, server hacks, and much more!

James Cox

James Cox is a former PHP team member and current Rails consultant, from London.

Panel Discussion RoR eXchange

The RoR eXchange 2007 speakers share their views with the audience in a very lively, interesting panel discussion, answering questions on Ruby on Rails and debating the pro's and cons of various Ruby on Rails topics. All speakers: Chad Fowler, Eleanor McHugh, Tom Locke, James Cox, Paul Battley, Ben Griffiths and Damien Tanner, share their views with the audience in a very lively and interactive The RoR eXchange 2007 panel discussion, answering questions on Ruby on Rails and debating the pro's and cons of various Ruby on Rails topics.

Chad Fowler

Chad is the co-founder of Rubycentral.com, a leading contributor to the Ruby community and author of various books on Ruby on Rails, including Rails Recipes.

Tom Locke

Tom is the father of the Hobo project and a freelance web-developer and technical trainer, specialising in Ruby on Rails. He has been working exclusively on custom Rails application development for the last two years and has built many sites both sma

Quick and Clean: Well factored Rails

Chad Fowler explained on how to make your Ruby on Rails web application development both quick AND clean.

Chad Fowler

Chad is the co-founder of Rubycentral.com, a leading contributor to the Ruby community and author of various books on Ruby on Rails, including Rails Recipes.

Testing your Ruby on Rails apps

Thanks to Rails, we're all testing more. But, are we testing the right things? How can you judge whether your tests are improving the quality of your Ruby code? What makes a good test? Ben Griffiths explains...

Ben Griffiths

Ben's been using ruby since, gulp, 2002. He's worked at Reevoo, Thoughtworks, GDS, Moo and some other places. He's currently Head of Technology for dxw, a small digital agency who specialise in building better services for the public sector.

Experiments with Very Rapid Development in Rails with Hobo

Tom Locke, the creator of Hobo, provided a high-level overview of the motivation and strategy behind the Hobo Open Source project and worked through the implementation of a complete "Hobo-ized" Rails application.

Tom Locke

Tom is the father of the Hobo project and a freelance web-developer and technical trainer, specialising in Ruby on Rails. He has been working exclusively on custom Rails application development for the last two years and has built many sites both sma

Where's my SQL? Platform-independent database design using Migrations

Eleanor McHugh demonstrated how simple it is to setup a test environment using SQLite and then design, implement and test a fairly complex relational database using Migrations and Models.

Eleanor McHugh

Eleanor McHugh used to write high-performance embedded systems for the aviation and broadcast automation markets before finding the Ruby Way...

Extend your Rails Apps with DSLs

Ruby gives us the power to easily implement domain specific languages. Damien Tanner presented some of the existing DSLs which are available to extend your Rails application.

Damien Tanner

Damien Tanner is an enthusiastic programmer, designer and co-founder of New Bamboo. His primary focus is using Ruby, and especially Ruby on Rails to develop web applications for startups and established businesses alike. Agile practices, active com

Venue

Sekforde Street

Skills Matter is located at the junction of St James's Walk and Sekforde Street, just northeast of Clerkenwell Green, about a 5 minute walk from Farringdon station (Circle, Hammersmith & City, and Metropolitan lines and over-ground rail services).

Sekforde Street

1 Sekforde Street, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 0BE, GB


View details, travel and nearby hotels
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