[Chicago-talk] October Meeting: Catalyst + Ruby On Rails
John W. Long
ng at johnwlong.com
Mon Oct 10 19:55:00 PDT 2005
What time in the evening?
Jason Gessner wrote:
> Hello all.
> Please join the Chicago Perl Mongers for an exciting look at two MVC
> web application frameworks.
> First, Jason Gessner will present an introduction and a couple of
> practical examples of Catalyst.
> Catalyst is an up and coming addition to the LAMP stack, an Elegant
> Web Framework, supporting the MVC pattern, as well as a number of
> experimental web patterns. It's heavily inspired by such frameworks
> as Ruby On Rails, Maypole, and Spring.
> Catalyst allows you to choose your favorite template language for the
> View, and choose your favorite data access tool for the Model
> portion. Catalyst also provides a powerful plugin system with dozens
> of available plugins to simplify coding tasks.
> The presentation will give a quick introduction to the framework and
> then provide a couple of real world examples of Catalyst interacting
> with Mason and Template Toolkit applications.
> The second part of the evening will be John W. Long of the Chicago
> Ruby Users Group giving an introduction to Ruby On Rails.
> GET TO THE POINT! WEB DEVELOPMENT WITH RUBY AND RAILS
> Since its release just one year ago, Ruby on Rails has been building
> steam. Web developers begin casually experimenting with Rails and
> 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.
> Meeting Details:
> When: Tuesday, October 18th, 2005
> Where: Performics
> 180 N. Lasalle
> 12th Floor
> Chicago, IL 60601
> If you are interested in attending the meeting, please RSVP to
> jason at multiply.org by the morning of the meeting.
> Because the meeting is after normal business hours, RSVP is
> required, as well as a photo ID.
> About the Speakers
> Jason Gessner has been programming in perl for over 6 years, and has
> active in the local user groups for the last 3 years. He is the
> lead Search Developer at
> Performics, a leading Search Engine Marketing company. He is
> interested in catalyst
> and Rails primarily to stop doing boring web coding tasks and get
> more interesting
> work done.
> 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
> some not) where he works as a Web developer for the Institute in
> 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.
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