Ryan Briones – is a practicing software craftsman currently living and working in Chicago, IL. In nearly a decade Ryan has designed systems for ISPs, non-profit corporations and web startups. For the last 4 years Ryan has had the pleasure of using Ruby almost exclusively and gives back to the Ruby ecosystem whenever possible. Ryan works as a Consultant at Obtiva, a life-long learner and is on his way to becoming a full-blown coffee snob.
Talk Description: The Internet has shifted the path of the would be developer. The web has become so ubiquitous that building web applications has become the status quo. The neutrality of the medium, the web browser, makes it easy for developers to get started easily and provides a tight feedback loop for disciplined practitioners. Equally so, the invention of Rails has simplified this path in many ways for us and brought a lot of excitement to the web development industry. Rails and its ecosystem have changed the way we think about web development.
So it would seem that a new developer looking to break in would look to Rails and its simplicity as a foundation to train and build upon. This, I believe, is flawed.
In this session, I will provide you with some of the tools you need to begin practicing web development with Ruby building upon the principles of web development and an understanding the HTTP. Using this knowledge, we will begin to put some of the more popular Ruby web development abstractions into context, learn how to apply them effectively and see how Rails, when applied correctly, can be a great asset to the master developer.
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