Tim – reminder to put in Notes on “Flexible Language” you referenced something being put out on the website?
Rails Place in the World
Solving Your Business Problems Fast with Ruby on Rails<br />
Rails Place in the World<br />Tim Hoolihan, CTO<br />Stone Crossing Solutions<br />
What is Ruby / Rails<br />What is Ruby? <br />Ruby-lang.org<br />What is Rails?<br />RubyOnRails.org<br />3<br />
The Obvious<br />Startups / Green Field Applications<br />Rapid Application<br />Lots of Built-in Functionality (ORM, Validation, etc)<br />Friendly Framework for Designers to Integrate in the Project<br />No Licensing Cost<br />4<br />
What About Enterprise Settings? <br />Doesn’t the Enterprise Want Rapid Application Development too?<br />Convention over Configuration<br />Rails: Ruby as a Web DSL<br />Flexible Language<br />Rails and Gems provide a lot out of the box<br />http://docs.rubygems.org/<br />5<br />
Enterprise continued<br />Rails encourages Web Standards<br />Helps Cross Browser Support<br />Helps Mobile Support<br />8<br />
Enterprise Practices<br />These aspects of Rails aren’t often touted, but they fit right in with larger environments<br />ActiveRecord (ORM) supports Transactions<br />ActiveRecord supports Optimistic Concurrency<br />ActiveRecord supports distributed Caching<br />Rails supports centralized session server<br />Scales Horizontally very well <br />9<br />
Summary<br /><ul><li>No tool is a fit in every scenario, but Rails certainly is a good choice for more than just startups and prototypes.
What business applications are you considering for Rails? Submit a question now and we’ll discuss it during Q&A.</li></ul>Next – Josh Schramm will do a demonstration of the speed and ease of Ruby.<br />10<br />
Ruby on Rails Live Demo <br />Building a basic <br />inventory management application<br />11<br />
Stone Supply Requirements<br /><ul><li>Web Application