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An introduction to Merb given at the Atlanta Ruby User Group, Oct 8, 2008.

An introduction to Merb given at the Atlanta Ruby User Group, Oct 8, 2008.

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  • Two things:

    Blank slides are where I had code being displayed as a web site... sorry it doesn't come through. (Honestly, I didn't have them prepared for the presentation anyway.)

    Also, the last slide is described like so: both Merb and Rails are capable frameworks, with their own iduiosynchrasies and benefits. Ultimately, Merb is faster and more modular but requires more effort, and Rails is more out-of-the-box (though Merb is addressing this actively with Stacks).

    Either way, Merb and Rails are good choices in the grand scheme of things.
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    Intro to Merb Intro to Merb Presentation Transcript

    • MERB
    • HISTORY
    • Mongrel + ERB
    • Ezra Zygmuntowicz EngineYard
    • progress towards VERSION 1.0 coming Oct 10th
    • MANY CONTRIBUTORS CORE CONTRIBUTORS Yehuda Katz, Michael Klishin, Carl Lerche, Fabien Franzel, Michael Ivey, Matt Aimonetti... AND MANY OTHERS including me :)
    • MERB IS
    • WEB FRAMEWORK
    • LIKE RAILS
    • ONLY AWESOME
    • MVC
    • (looks kinda like rails to me)
    • awesome!!1!
    • ORM-agnostic
    • Test Framework Agnosticism
    • Plugin Architecture
    • FAST LIGHTWEIGHT POWERFUL
    • RACK
    • CONFIGURATION & CONVENTION
    • DIFFERENCES
    • MVC A Closer Look
    • Models
    • DataMapper Sequel ActiveRecord
    • Views
    • Very similar to Rails
    • CONFIGURABLE with plugins like merb-haml
    • Controllers
    • RENDER (or display et al) is required
    • PLUGINS
    • RubyGems CORE merb_* MORE merb-*
    • merb-oauth merb-openid merb-auth merb_jquery
    • RACK
    • CONFIG
    • A MERB APP
    • PROS/CONS
    • VERY FAST
    • LIGHTWEIGHT
    • POWERFUL
    • FRESH
    • RUBY
    • MORE EFFORT
    • NOT RAILS
    • MISSING PLUGINS (well, for now)
    • DEPLOYMENT
    • weee
    • HARDEST PART IS setting up config/deploy.rb
    • RUN IT
    • $ merb -d -p 4000 -c 3 -a thin -l info -L log/production.log -e production
    • -d daemonize -p N port N -c N N cluster processes -a S S adapter (thin, mongrel, etc) -l S log at level S and above -L S log to S file -e S run in S environment
    • APPS
    • Panda Defensio Scout SproutCore et al
    • RESOURCES
    • http://merbivore.com/ http://merbist.com/ http://merbunity.com/ http://merb.4ninjas.org/ IRC: #merb http://merb.lighthouseapp.com/
    • SUMMARY
    • HAHA LOL Merb Rails