Friday, January 26, 2007

The Rails Edge: Day One

The picture: tables with 8 geeks at each with laptops. Very little diversity.

Second session reviewed what has happened with Rails since 1.0. Plugins, migrations, RJS, etc. This was just what I needed because I tend to code in the 1.0 mode. It was also a review of upcoming sessions. So as the sessions continue I'm create a list of "better or required practices" that I'll post after the conference.

Instead of dinner last night I replace some "has_and_belongs_to_many" with "has_many .. :through =>". Made a few errors, but I learned. This turned out to be the perfect solution for a problem I was having.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

The Rails Edge Conference: Expectations

I'll be attending the Rails Edge Conference in Reston, Virginia for the next few days. Hopefully this will get me to move and into the next phases. I find that I'm stuck doing things in the Ruby on Rails 1.0 way and I think this will get me to take advantage of the new approaches, the new deployments and the new practices that version 1.2 provides. I also have a couple of "translation into code" problems that I hope to get some help with. More on that later.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

New Year So Remodeling

I've been working on redoing my personal homepage which was started about 10 years ago. So my web time has been spent on that and on my web applications like So expect some silence for a little while as I finish things up - not my strength.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Ten Predictions For 2007

  1. Memory Stick Software
  2. Web 2.0 Goes for Hobby Funding
  3. AOL-Adobe-NewsCorp replace Amazon-Ebay-Apple which replaced Google-Microsoft-Yahoo
  4. Intranet RSS Feeds
  5. Digg Goes Bigger
  6. Web Documents
  7. Clickstream Contributer Content Overtakes Typed Contributions
  8. New Site with Time Based Contributions Become Next Thing
  9. Cell Phones Get New Name Beyond Smart
  10. Web 2.0 Bubble Called, Misses Differences From Previous Bubble