Since its release just one year ago, Ruby on Rails has been building steam. Web developers begin casually experimenting with Rails and soon find themselves creating web applications with more power and less code than they'd ever thought possible.
Rails incorporates and dramatically simplifies many web development patterns and best practices, yet much of the reason for the success of Rails lies in the Ruby language itself. In this next presentation, we'll explore the many facets of this elegant and powerful language from Japan and what it may hold for the future of computing. We'll also take a bird's eye view of the Rails framework and examine insights of the systems that make up Rails.
John W. Long has been an advocate of the Ruby programming language since co-founding the Chicago Area Ruby Group in the fall of 2003. He has three years of experience with the Ruby programming language, coming to the scene well before Ruby on Rails was even an option. He is responsible for several Web applications (some written in Rails and some not) where he works as a Web developer for the Institute in Basic Life Principles, a non-profit organization based out of Oak Brook. As a member of the Ruby Visual Identity Team, he is hard at work participating in an upcoming redesign of ruby-lang.org.
IIT Rice Campus Room 103 201 East Loop Road Wheaton, IL 60187-8489Directions to IIT - Rice Campus in Wheaton
From the North or South: From I-355 (North-South Tollway), exit westbound at Rt.56/Butterfield Road and proceed west 3 1/2 miles on Butterfield Road to East Loop Road. Turn right onto East Loop Road (Phillip's 66 Gas Station on the corner); the campus will be on your right about a block north of Butterfield Road, behind Cozymel's. Park in the Student parking lot behind the building. Room 103 is the first room inside the north enterance.
From the I-294 (Tri-State Tollway), take the I-88 (East-West Tollway) westbound and follow directions "From the East or West" below.
From the East or West: From I-88 (East-West Tollway), take the Naperville Road exit. At the traffic light, turn left onto Naperville Road and continue north for 1\275 miles to Rt. 56/Butterfield Road. Turn right onto Rt. 56/Butterfield Road and proceed 1/4 mile to the first traffic light (East Loop Road). Turn left on to East Loop Road, ( Phillip's 66 Gas station on the corner); the campus will be on your right about a block north of Butterfield Road, behind Cozymel's. Park in the Student parking lot behind the building.Room 103 is the first room inside the north enterance.
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