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Pictures from AJAXWorld 2006

Posted by Fri, 06 Oct 2006 13:04:00 GMT

It’s only been a few nights since James Adam announced his newest plugin for Ruby on Rails.

Hoff 2.0

I don’t have proof yet… but I’m guessing by the following picture that became the first Rails application to use acts_as_hasselhoff.

Hoff and Buff

If you can get yourself to look past Hasselhoff… here are a few more pictures from AJAXWorld 2006 in Santa Clara, California.

Joe O'Brien, Michael Buffington

Eric Hodel, Joe O'Brien

James Adam, Ryan Davis

Yes… that is Eric Hodel, Joe O’Brien, Michael Buffington, Ryan Davis, and James Adam.

Slides: Rails meets the Legacy World

Posted by Tue, 03 Oct 2006 23:50:00 GMT

Just got back to my hotel room after giving my talk, Rails meets the legacy world here at Ruby on Rails seminar at AjaxWorld in Santa Clara, California.

As promised, I wanted to post some the slides from my talk today.

A few weeks ago, I announced the Ruby on Rails Legacy mailing list, which I also talked about in my talk. I invite you all to stop by and ask questions… and help the community grow.

If there was one thing that I wanted to really express in my talk… it was that you’re not alone. You’re not the only one faced with a situation where you need to work around legacy conventions, opinions, and politics.’re… not… alone. ;-)

Heading out to go see James Adam talk about plugins… !

Injecting Rails into your Legacy World

Posted by Wed, 06 Sep 2006 19:26:00 GMT

Many of you know that I have an unhealthy obsession with databases… in particular legacy databases. I’m not the only one it seems. :-)

I’m hoping to compile a few stories of how Rails enthusiasts have been able to take advantage of the Ruby on Rails framework within a Legacy environment, whether that be to talk with legacy databases, web services, or a piece of cauliflower. If you have a story (good or bad) of how you used Rails with a legacy system, please email me and let’s talk. :-)

Also, I would like to announce that I have started a new google group that focuses on the topic of using Rails with legacy environments. Check out the new Rails and Legacy group.

If you’re down in California, you can see my talk, “Rails meets the Legacy World” at the Ruby on Rails Seminar, which is being hosted at the AJAXWorld Conference & Expo.