Ruby on Rails

By: James Reynolds - Revised: 2007-01-24 richard

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Ruby on Rails - By James Reynolds
Ruby on Rails is a web framework that makes developing webapps really easy.  In many ways it has thrown away past conventions and caters to the developer by providing easy commands to do the stuff that every webapp does.  For example, one can use a single command to verify that a field on a form submission is a number before adding it to the database.  Another example is a single command that allows the developer to send messages to the next webpage, and that message goes away with a refresh, messages like "incorrect password".

James will discuss Rails features that stand out, such as its use of Model, View, Controller, how it handles database migrations, built-in AJAX support, and many other "minor features" that make it a joy to work with.