Rails Conf 2009 Day 3 Trip Report
By arungupta on May 06, 2009
The talk built Twistener - a Twitter application in Rails that shows how many tweepl are having a conversation about you. A hosted version of the application is available at twisteners.heroku.com. The slides and end result of the code are always helpful.
In a post-talk conversation he mentioned that all the gems are pure Ruby. Any body willing to re-build the application and trying using JRuby and GlassFish ?
And then attended Rails 3: Stepping off of the Golden Path by a "morally loose, cheese eating surrender monkey", aka Matt Aimonetti :)
What are you going to get in Rails 3 ?
- Improved performance
- Increased modularity
- Agnosticism (choose any JS framework)
- Public API
- Mountable Apps
Some other key points highlighted in the talk were:
- More flexible, Less opinionated
- Templating engines: HAML and ERB are the big ones.
- ORM: ActiveRecord, DataMapper
- Adapaters: RDBMS, File Ssytem, IMAP, YAML, REST APIs, Custom APIs
- Sequel: Prepared statement, Sharding, highly customization SQL
- Use Hibernate with either ActionORM, JRuby
- Ability to talk to Non RDBMS Systems; GAE, CouchDB, Redis, Tokyo Cabinet, etc
Anyway here are some pictures captured earlier today:
And then the complete album: