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Slides: Rails meets the Legacy World

Posted by Wed, 04 Oct 2006 00:50:00 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.

...you’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 20:26:00 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.

Speaking at Ruby on Rails Seminar in October

Posted by Thu, 20 Jul 2006 22:29:00 GMT

2 comments Latest by johnny Tue, 01 Aug 2006 09:30:40 GMT

It must be summer and I must be busy as I haven’t been posting much of anything on my blog over the past two months. Please forgive me! :-)

Lincoln City beach at sunset

Just a quick mention that I’ve been invited to speak at the Ruby on Rails Seminar, to be held on Tuesday, October 3, colocated with the AJAXWorld Conference & Expo, October 2-4, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA.

I’ll be presenting a new talk with an oh-so-familiar topic… Rails meets the Legacy-World. It’ll be nice to get to share the stage with some of my favorite Rails colleagues… such as Steven Baker, Joe O’Brien, and Michael Buffington.

For more information on the event, visit http://www.rubyonrailsseminar.com.

Ruby on Rails, Refactoring Databases, and the Legacy System

Posted by Tue, 11 Apr 2006 01:11:00 GMT

1 comment Latest by Frederick Ros Wed, 12 Apr 2006 05:14:01 GMT

To avoid feeling like I have neglected my blog lately… I wanted to point out a few things.

First of all… there is a nice new book that was sitting at Powells technical bookstore just a few hours ago… and is now sitting on my desk. I read a few pages on the bus ride home today of Refactoring Database: Evolutionary Database Design. It’s a Martin Fowler signature book and you can read more by Scott W. Ambler (one of the authors) at Agile Data. So far it seems like a good book if you’re into database schemas and if your a fan of the Refactoring scene. :-)

In other news… Jeremy and I are preparing for our journey up to Vancouver, B.C. this week. Jeremy will be presenting his talk about i18n and Ruby on Rails… and I’ll be presenting my talk about using Ruby on Rails with Legacy databases. I look forward to meeting those of you who are making the trip to Canada on Rails (which is sold-out!) and if you don’t catch us there… we will also be presenting at RailsConf 2006!

If you’re going to be in Vancouver this week and would like to meet us for some drinks, hacking, or whatever… stop by on #canadaonrails (irc.freenode.net) and let us know. :-)

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Canada on Rails

Posted by Thu, 17 Nov 2005 04:51:00 GMT

If you haven’t submitted your proposal for speaking at Canada on Rails, you should do that soon! I submitted my talk, “How to Explain Your Obsession With _Why to Your Grandparents” the other day. I’m pretty sure that it’ll be accepted and in April I will be explaining to you how I tried to explain _Why to my grandparents.

Actually, the title of my proposed talk is, “Sneaking Rails Into The (Legacy) System.”

If you haven’t submitted your proposal talk yet… head over here (canadaonrails.com) and do so. :-)

I still think that I should have submitted my first idea… but my peers convinced me otherwise. :-)