Mark Percival from Snip.it will talk about the combination of Backbone.js and Ruby on Rails. (Backbone.js gives structure to web applications by providing models with key-value binding and custom events, collections with a rich API of enumerable functions, views with declarative event handling, and connects it all to your existing API over a RESTful JSON interface.) Some of the questions/issues he'll discuss include:
How Backbone.js changes the view layer
Should we cross the domain?
Exceptions are now happening in two places, fantastic
Versions aren't just for gems, API's need them too
Preloaded data means one less trip
How the #$% do I login
'rails s' is just the start (how to get your dev environment up to speed with an integrated framework)