1. WindyCityRails in 39 Seconds


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    Developers and designers: Come and ramp up your skills with like-minded pros at WindyCityRails. Date: September 4-5, 2014. What's it like? Enjoy the answer in 39 seconds, while Mozart jams in…

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    • ChicagoRuby w/Ray Hightower


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      • Rails 3 Update by Yehuda Katz


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        As a member of the Rails core team and lead developer of the Merb project, Yeuda Katz is in a unique position to discuss the merger of these two Ruby frameworks. Yehuda will begin his talk with an…

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        • Dojo Retrospectives by Jake Scruggs & Dave Hoover


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          Coding dojos offer the chance to practice solid coding techniques in a low-stress, no-pressure environment. In this 10-minute talk, two of our dojo leaders will share lessons learned during the day's…

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          • Optimizing Perceived Performance by David Eisinger


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            As Phil Karlton said, “there are only two hard things in Computer Science: cache invalidation and naming things.” Despite enormous advances in the field of web development over the last…

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            • How To Test Absolutely Anything by Noel Rappin


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              Here it is, a one stop, rapid-fire tour through the very best and most useful testing tools and tricks that the Rails ecosystem has to offer. This is not about testing theory, it's about getting…

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              • UI Fundamentals for Programmers by Ryan Singer


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                Ryan will explain the key concepts you should understand to design and implement UI for your apps. He’ll cover screen-level details like language and visual techniques as well as deeper topics…

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                • “Comics” Is Hard: On Domains and Databases by Ben Scofield


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                  It sometimes seems like all domains easily map onto relational database like MySQL and Postgres — that we live in a happy land where all Employees are People, and all People are Mammals. Unfortunately,…

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                  • Super-easy PDF Generation with Prawn and Prawnto by John McCaffrey


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                    What is the best way to integrate PDFs into your Rails applications? This presentation will begin with a comparison of popular PDF generation libraries, including Prawn and Prawnto. The talk will…

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                    • Better Ruby through Functional Programming by Dean Wampler


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                      Functional Programming (FP) has become popular as the most robust way to write concurrent applications. Functional ideas improve code in other ways, like reducing coupling between “elements”…

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