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
- 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.