Over ten years experience in the web industry with numerous blue chips, start-ups,
financial institutions and the public sector.
Currently a Senior Developer at Simply Business, the UK's leading independent online insurance broker.
Why would you tie the pieces of the Rails community together? How would you do it? Where would you start? What are the challenges? What tools would you choose? What interesting statistics and trends can be gleaned?
Working With Rails is the largest Ruby on Rails community site and serves as a focal point for the worldwide community. It helps developers connect with others through a range of innovative features and rewards contributors to the framework through Regular Hackfests.
In this talk Martin Sadler takes you on a journey into the world of Working With Rails. Find out about how the project got started including interesting facts and revealing stats about the community. Get a behind the scenes look at the architecture, code, and development practices and discover why this site is such as plus for Ruby on Rails. Resources: Conference Podcasts
"Martin talks about how to build GUI apps with Ruby. There are plenty of GUI toolkits available to Ruby, such as wxRuby, fxRuby, etc. However for their example app (a Twitter client) Martin used Monkeybars and Murray used Shoes." Resources: Talk Videos, Blog write-up
"How to do distributed processing in your Rails applications. The presentation will be mostly based around the great work that Martin’s been doing for the Working With Rails website." Resources: Talk Slides
I was on the panel discussing the pro’s and con’s on the new REST system baked into Rails. Resources: Event Information
In a lively and interactive session, Martin Sadler and Matt Riggott discussed Web 2.0 and Ajax, the opportunities they present to web developers and how to deploy them with the least risk of introducing usability or accessibility issues. Resources: Slides and Event Information