Ruby on Rails Project Night Tonight!

by Joey deVilla on September 19, 2008

Rails to Victory

There are a few slots still open at tonight’s Ruby on Rails Project Night, which takes place in Accordion City’s Kensington Market Area. It’s happening tonight at 6 p.m. at the Rich Media Institute (156 Augusta Avenue). If you want to attend let organizer Corina Newby know at corecorina@hotmail.com.


Here’s what presenter Paul Doerwald has to say about his topic tonight:

“Programmers generally hate writing documentation. That’s because most documentation is kept separate from the code and becomes hard to keep up-to-date. Besides violating the DRY principle… it can lead to misleading documentation, which is generally worse than none at all.” [Subramaniam/Hunt '06]. Why do developers hate writing documentation, and why do stakeholders and managers keep requiring it? Is there agile documentation beyond inline API documentation (JavaDoc, RDoc, etc.) and comments in the code? What parts of a project deserve separate-from-code documentation? How do we identify them, capture them, and keep them relevant?

Tonight’s Toronto Ruby on Rails Project Night presentation discusses the problem of documentation, explores some key aspects to consider when writing effective documentation, and dreams of a future of testable, executable documentation, where non-code knowledge could be integrated into your code.”

And here’s what presenter James “Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants” Robertson has to say about his presentation:

WebVelocity is a new Smalltalk Development Environment that is oriented around Seaside for Web Development and Glorp for Object/Relatonal Mapping. Come and see how WebVelocity re-targets the Smalltalk development experience into the Web Browser and simplifies the challenge of learning a new environment for newcomers. We’ll even build an entire application using Active Record and Scaffolding during the presentation, with minimal programming. If you’re a fan of Ruby on Rails, you need to come out and see this presentation!

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