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Intro to Ruby on Rails

A talk by Joe Fiorini

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June 19, 2010 6:30 AM

Notre Dame College

Notre Dame College

"Web development that doesn't hurt." Ruby on Rails is an open-source web framework that's optimized for programmer happiness and sustainable productivity." http://rubyonrails.org/

Which ORM (Object-relational mapping) library should I use? What should I use for my template language? Should I use MVC (Model/View/Controller) or some other pattern? What unit testing framework should I use? What database engine should I use?

Unfortunately, these questions make it difficult to start web projects. Therefore, Ruby on Rails has made all of these decisions already; you can just get started. And it's extensible enough that if one of the default choices doesn't work for you, just choose a different library. How does Ruby on Rails answer these questions? How does it use the Ruby language to help make your development even faster? Come and find out!

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