Sept 2011: Getting Started with Ruby on Rails by Tamer Salama

Ruby on Rails is a web development framework that has been around since 2004. It is "optimized for programmer happiness and sustainable productivity". In this presentation, we'll develop a simple application to show how to get started with the framework. It will cover some of its main components as well as highlight its agile aspects. If you've heard about Ruby on Rails but never got a chance to try it out, interested in the framework's how-to or curious to know if it's a good fit, this presentation is for you. Warning: There will be code! (and a door prize)

Tamer Salama started out his development career in 2003 as a Java developer. In 2005, he was fed-up with the overhead that Java brought to web applications development and started exploring Ruby on Rails. He was hooked. For the past 6 years, he has developed with the framework for various domains including Manufacturing, End-user, B2B and Oil & Gas. He currently consults for Cenovus Energy designing and developing small/mid-size Ruby on Rails applications.

Tamer is the founder and president of Noria Technologies, a Calgary-based custom-development shop. He has 18 years of combined Engineering and Software development experience and holds a MSc. in Engineering and a MSc. Information Systems.

ES 162

6:00 - 6:30 Snacks
6:30 - 7:30 Presentation

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