Sorry I am posting my last entry a bit late but by the time I finished, the wireless was not there. So here are the last few highlights of Ruby Funday.
Hmmmm… we had a good time at funday but after lunch and free T-shirts most of the people went away.
Anyways I was talking about Gogo’s session on “Air on Rails”. He created a flex application having backend in rails, little lesser than Yammer desktop app in about one hour. Wanna go into details… better if you read his own explanations .
Later on we had a session on Sphinx by Rishav where he compared the 2 sphinx based plugin; UltraSphinx and ThinkingSphinx. Sphinx is the fastest available full text search engine.
Conclusion took place with Akhil’s presentation on UltraSphinx…
Well not actual conclusion…
The fun day had a lot more fun to take place before conclusion. Which involved a ultimate music session by Sur and Hemu. A tremendous Jamming where every contributed…
Sur’s PURE CODE PRESENTATION went very well. Had a lot of discussion on Ruby not needing the Type Casting which leads to a lil bit doubt coming up in JAVA guys interested in Ruby.
Afterwards we had a real good session by Aditya from Impetus. Aditya talked about the new product they are gonna launch very soon. Its a deployment tool written in C+Ruby Combo. The good news about it is its Open Source which increases its scope widely for future.
In his talks Aditya point out some main features of his deployment product. Which he is calling “ATLAS” right now and is in pre alpha version. Some main aspects they have focussed upon while developing are as follows:
- Runs Rails and Rack compliant applications.
- Multiple web application support.
- Intelligent load balancer.
- and many more to list…
The presentation that followed Aditya’s was Sid from Vinsol. He presented on Internationalization in Rails 2.0. Which was pretty state forward and funny when you see the English got converted in Hindi statements. He compared the Internationalization in Rails prior to 2.2 with Gibberish plugin and the new Rails i18gem implementation. The i18 implementation makes it pretty simple to implement. It has the built-in Active Record error message internationalization suport which was missing in previous release of Gibberish. So thats another cool feature of Rails 2.2
Talking about Rails 2.2. Its officially out just few hours back. Check out http://explore.twitter.com/d2h/status/1017059364.
I am back after Lunch now. And Gaurav is Presenting on ‘Air on Rails’. Check out next post for that.
I ‘ll be back again.
The event kicked of with a opening keynote from Manik, where he focussed on the point of contribution of Indian Technologists to the open source community. Which in general is very low being the 2nd largest country in population. Whereas Sri Lanka being such a small country contributing more then Indian developers.
He concluded with the fact that although the event is named as RUBY FUN DAY its not only about Ruby but any technology. The message they want to pass is to contribute back to any open source technology we use. So just don’t be selfish give something back too.
I ll try to post in between the sessions. Right now Sur has started his session on Basic Ruby.
I ‘ll be back.