Using Ruby on Rails to develop Agile, Efficient and High Performance Web Applications
N.Jade, Researcher at School of Computing and Technology, University of Gloucestershire
Ruby on Rails (or Rails) is an open source, full-stack framework for developing web/cloud-based applications according to the Model-View-Control pattern. Using Rails, it is possible to write beautiful code by favouring convention over configuration. It is almost a decade old now and the community has developed a set of principles which allow programmers to write powerful applications that scale and change with little effort and time.
Main areas covered are:
- Walk through the Rails framework for web development
- Discuss some key philosophies that enable us to write beautiful code
- See some hacks and workarounds to drive efficiency and high performance
Talk given 13 January 2015