Last night I went to my second Ruby Users of Minnesota meeting at the Loring Park Dunn Brothers. Seems like a nice bunch. Here’s what I learned about:
- There was a discussion about using Simply RESTful in rails applications. This technique uses all the transaction methods of the HTTP protocol instead of passing every CRUD action through a POST or GET transaction, it attempts to use the correct transaction for the action, eg. Create => POST, Retrieve => GET, Update =>PUT, Delete => DELETE. This is a good article: What’s New in Edge Rails: Simply RESTful Support – And How to Use It. There was also something at Icon Buffet that was discussed, but I can’t seem to find it today.
- The Mac heads seem to be using Textmate as their development editor of choice, but I have a license for BBEdit and haven’t figured out all it can do, so I won’t be switching just yet. Maybe when I get an Intel based Mac I can run Multi-Edit in a parallels virtual machine on the desktop.
- There was a demo for a system management software application where the presenter (sorry I forgot your name) said that he was running code blocks out of the database. Yippee! Just like what you could do with Clipper.
This should be quite enough to chew on as I continue working on the PickAxe book.