Rails Conference 2012, first time in Israel, was a great deal of fun. Lot's of presenters both local and from all over the world, well, more like from all over the world of Rails. There were talks from Github, Heroku, Engine Yard, Gogobot, Get Taxi and lots and lots of others. Solid organization from Raphael Fogel People and Computers guys. Hordes of interesting people to talk to, nice and abundant food and coffee, lots of great content from the speakers and to sign off the day Github guys invited everyone to an open bar drinkup event.
We gave 2 talks, Vitaly's "Performance - When, What and How" and Boris' "Rails Missing Features". Check out slides and videos of those talks.
"Performance - When, What and How"
"Rails Missing Features"
I did an overview presentation about the current state of real time web and server-push technologies at the Israely DevCon 2012 conference.
Below is the transcript of the talk (actually more like a talk plan ;)
There is also a [pdf version for download][pdf].
It is in English as this is the way I usually write down my presentations, although the actual talk was delivered in Hebrew.
Check out the video of the talk on YouTube or embedded here. And if you more of a reader then viewer you can check out the slides with sort of transcript below.
I had a lot of things to do last Thursday, Feb-17. I met a friend from abroad 3am at Ben Gurion Airport and spent several hours talking before we went to sleep, signed a contract for developing killer web app at 1:30am, and finally gave a presentation at The Junction at 4:30pm.
Late evening I found myself thinking (again) about having at least 32 hours days to have enough time to accomplish all the planned tasks. As a developer I always kept a lot of todo tasks in a queue: some ideas about adding new cool features, some ideas about improving existing ones, some thoughts about refactoring. Unfortunately the queue tends to overflow and todo tasks get lost.
There are two ways to solve that.
- Have a large manageable queue by using modern project management tools and write everything down naively thinking you would get back to these task later.
- Adopt adaptive development approaches and use the right tools to develop web applications like Ruby on Rails, stay productive and happy.
Back to the presentation at The Junction. It has 3 parts:
The Modern Approach: The modern approach of building applications. Creating products using adaptive development methodology allows getting faster to the market while keeping highly maintainable code. Methodology and technology aspects of creating awesome applications in a modern environment.
Introduction to Ruby On Rails, a web development that doesn’t hurt. Why Ruby On Rails is so popular among startup founders and developers. What’s so special in web applications framework and general purpose language that makes them the ultimate choice for the next killer application.
Case study: thounds.com
I hope that those who attended the meetup enjoyed it, and those who didn’t would take a look at the slides.