On Tuesday I gave a Backbone.js on Rails talk at the Boston Ruby Group. Video and slides are now online.
In the 45-minute talk, I discussed:
There are a few topics included in the slides that I didn’t cover in the video, in the interest of time:
We cover all these topics (and others) in more depth in the Backbone.js on Rails eBook.
Any questions from the talk you didn’t get to ask that night? Purchasing the eBook before we release the first edition means you can request particular topics to be covered in the book.
If you’re a little more pressed for time with your question, I’ve found the backbonejs Google Group to be a great place to discuss Backbone and different usage scenarios.
Well, howdy there!
Have you been…
…interested in building web application, but aren’t sure where to start? We’ve all been beginners once, so let us lend a hand!
…seeking a technical co-founder, but finding it difficult? Investing the time to learn programming will do wonders. You’ll be better equipped to sniff out quality developers, and quite possibly knock out a prototype on your own.
…teaching yourself Ruby or self-studying on Rails and running into questions? Rubber Ducking can help, but it’s not nearly as much fun as meeting your fellow Boston Rubyists.
…programming Ruby or Rails for a little while (or a long while) and are looking to help teach and welcome new folks to the community?
Drop by the thoughtbot office this Tuesday, October 4, at 7pm. We’ll be hosting a structured session on getting your laptop set up for Ruby development. We’ll be following the process described here and be available for debugging:
2011 Rubyist’s guide to a Mac OS X development environment
Please RSVP to the event so we know how much food and how many drinks to get. We’re happy to field questions ahead of time in the comments below, or you can sign up for the Boston Ruby mailing list, mosey over to the email thread for this meetup, and say hello!
Boston.rb was recently re-designed. It went from this…
… to this:
I know, I know… you’re thinking: that must have cost a fortune! What’d you do, hire Sterling Cooper?
Nope. I’ll let you in on a little secret but I want you to hold on to your horses… it cost $0 to redesign.
That’s right. It was done using a new-fangled technique called “open source.”
After the redesign, I lead a code review of the Boston.rb source at the Boston Apple Store.
All the slides are available online. You will need to register to see them.