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Rails Conf Europe 2007 - Day 3

Posted by arungupta on September 19, 2007 at 1:29 PM PDT

Day 3 started with reminders about
RubyConf 2007
and
upcoming

Euruko
. Marcel and Koz (from
Rails core team) gave the
keynote talking about the best practices for Rails (theRailsWay.com).
Here are some of the tips they explained:

  • If a controller has more than 6 or 7 actions, and each action > 6-7
    lines then there is something wrong. More details

    here
    .
  • Associations proxies are very handy, more details

    here
    .
  • Use named callbacks to improve maintainability and readability of
    the code. This also help improve clarity of thoughts. The value of
    expressive interfaces is important as the size of applications grow
    bigger. More details

    here
    .
  • Use with_scope to subset a model's collection - More
    details

    here
    .

The Sun booth was swamped today as well,
just like yesterday. There were some great interactions and I do plan to
follow up on them.

I missed the "Meet the JRuby team" BoF yesterday night. But I was very
excited to know that Ola Bini made a
statement in the bof that amongst all the free and fee-based Application
Servers, GlassFish is the best.
GlassFish V2 was released
earlier
this week
and read all about it's capabilities

here
.

Craig and Nick's talk on

Rails Hydra
was SRO with even all the floor space occupied and was
attended by
DHH
. Brian mesmerized the audience with
NetBeans Ruby magic in
his

talk
. There were lots of users who came by the booth
afterwards and were very happy with the NetBeans Ruby support. All the
presentations will be available
here.

 

Andrea won the
SunFire T-1000 Server
, Congratulations! And Sharat gave out 5 copies of

RESTful Web services
books as well.

And the food of course was quite a blast, the desserts were completely
outstanding!

We'll see you at another conference now.

Here are some useful entries (with numerous pointers on screencasts,
blogs, tips & extensive feature sets) to get you started with JRuby on
Rails, NetBeans IDE, GlassFish and jMaki:

The updated picture album is available at:

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