Thursday 26 April 2007: Ruby on Rails

Ruby on Rails

Ruby on Rails was top of Computerworld’s March list of Five Technologies You Need to Know about in 2007.
Jonathan Conway Previous feedback had indicated that our members appreciate technical sessions: Jonathan Conway of New Bamboo Web Development certainly threw us in at the deep end with lots of code examples to demonstrate why Ruby on Rails is fast becoming a platform of choice for rapid Web2.0 application development. In the question session which followed, Jonathan explained some of the problems which remain to be solved before Rails-based solutions become fully scalable.

If you were hoping for a more introductory level talk on Ruby, have a look at this page of screencasts and presentations. Try building a weblog in 15 minutes.

This was a joint meeting with the BCS Open Source and Internet Specialist Groups.


Jonathan’s slides are PDF here (1.0MB) and also linked from our downloads page.