While reviewing some code recently, I came across controller code that resembled the following.
flash[:message] = "Your account has been successfully created. We've sent y
Recently, Carlos, suggested that I should start sharing some basic SQL tips that help with performance and/or general usage. I recently came across some code that I didn’t like to read and/or write. For example, let’s take the following
For those of you who didn’t make it to Rails Underground in July to witness my mind-blowing talk, Launching Ruby on Rails projects , it appears that Skills Matter has finally posted a video of it online. :-)
The sound levels are really low
Earlier this week, we published Episode 3 of the Planet Argon Podcast. In this latest episode we responded to one of the ideas someone in the audience asked on this brainstormr, which was, “How do you manage bugs?”
We had a round table
As mentioned in a recent article1, I’ve been diving deep into Google Analytics lately while working on a few client projects. We’re aiming to use much more of the features of Google Analytics and have been hitting some roadblocks with the
Earlier this week our new podcast was approved and is now available in the Apple iTunes Store. We’re also soliciting topic ideas for future episodes on brainstormr.
We posted Episode 2, The Letter Scotch, yesterday for your enjoyment. In thi
We’re currently waiting to get our new podcast approved by Apple, but have uploaded episode 1 to tumblr in the meantime.
In this short episode, we cover the following topics:
LESS (for CSS)
It’s been just over four months since I posted about my experiment, Email. Twice daily. No more, no less. where I shared my plans to restrict myself to checking email only twice a day at designated times. In the post, I had hinted at sharing my
Hello fellow PostgreSQL and Ruby on Rails geeks,
Alexander Tretyakov (twitter) recently released a plugin for Ruby on Rails, which extends migrations and provides you with the ability to create.
Functions (pg docs)
Triggers (pg docs)
Tracking your KPI’s is extremely important in your online venture. At a minimum, you should be using something like Google Analytics to track conversions in your application. Setting up goals is actually quite simple, especially if you’re
The official Release Candidate of Windows 7 will be available for download by MSDN and TechNet subscribers from April 30, according to the Windows Team Blog, but public availability won't begin till May 5th.
In ASP.NET 2.0, we introduced a very powerful set of application services in ASP.NET (Membership, Roles and profile). In 3.5 we created a client library for accessing them from Ajax and .NET Clients and exposed them via WCF web services. For more information on the base level ASP.NET ...
Microsoft introduced Silverlight as cross-platform, cross-browser next generation RIA solution. This session will use real world implementations to show you how to build a Silverlight application from start to finish, as well overall strategy why we should or shouldn't use Silverlight....
The Web has evolved into a structured data space of loosely connected databases, enabling granular data access-by-reference to Web-accessible entities, courtesy of HTTP. This evolution and the emergence of AJAX-based RIA technologies lay the foundation for a new generation of libraries...
SaaS based applications continue to grow at a staggering rate. According to software market analysts, SaaS represented approximately 5% of business software revenue in 2005 and, by 2011, 25% of new business software will be delivered as SaaS and will grow at a 21% % annual growth rate ...
Come see a no-slides, code-only presentation that starts with a blank directory and builds a data-driven, AJAX enabled, ASP.NET web application from scratch that implements common AJAX patterns with the rich set of AJAX Control Toolkit, accesses data with LINQ, and implements standards...
Today, there is a wealth of technologies to take advantage of to add AJAX behaviors to your Spring-based Java Web applications. This session will assume you know the basics of AJAX and Spring, and will dive straight into evaluating the leading AJAX technologies, and how to integrate th...
As the mobile Web matures, we see more and more people running around airports with their mobile devices in hand, searching for hotel rooms, reading the news, or just playing video games. People are more connected with their mobile phone today than any other electronic device they use....
In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Mike Johnston, an infrastructure engineer at Supergiant.io, will discuss how to use Kubernetes to setup a SaaS infrastructure for your business. Mike Johnston is an infrastructure engineer at Supergiant.io with over 12 years of experience design...
In a recent survey, Sumo Logic surveyed 1,500 customers who employ cloud services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). According to the survey, a quarter of the respondents have already deployed Docker containers and nearly as many ...
Containers and Kubernetes allow for code portability across on-premise VMs, bare metal, or multiple cloud provider environments. Yet, despite this portability promise, developers may include configuration and application definitions that constrain or even eliminate application po...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools availabl...
Using serverless computing has a number of obvious benefits over traditional application infrastructure - you pay only for what you use, scale up or down immediately to match supply with demand, and avoid operating any server infrastructure at all.
However, implementing mainta...
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AJAXWorld University Developer Bootcamp
On September 23, 2007, AJAXWorld University's "AJAX Developer Bootcamp" will be an intensive, one-day hands-on training program that will teach Web developers and designers how to build high-quality AJAX applications from beginning to end.
Held the day before the AJAXWorld Conference & Expo begins, the Bootcamp is intended to be the premier AJAX instructional program presently available anywhere.
View the full one-day schedule
2007 West Conference Speakers Include
Track 01: RIAs in Action
Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) involve more than platforms. Accessbility, social networking, and browser wars are all part of the mix.
Track 02: Web 2.0 / Enterprise Mashups
Move beyond basic mashups to explore the world of Web 2.0 philosophies and technologies as they move into enterprise IT and large, sophisticated web environments.
Track 03: Enterprise AJAX
Every enterprise that wants to remain competitive is now adopting AJAX as an essential part of the customer experience, while creating end-to-end solutions.
Track 04: RIA Frameworks & Toolkits
Dig down into the details of what frameworks and toolkits are best for each situation. Examine the best of commercial and open source alternatives.
Track 05: Security & Performance
AJAX applications are as vulnerable to security breaches as anything else, and a number of people, companies, and movements are now starting to address these problems seriously.
Track 06: Hot Topics
It's all about end-to-end solutions, and getting those beautiful AJAX front ends to perform flawlessly with the server side within the enterprise.
Track 07: iPhone AJAX Applications
Apple's iPhone has set off a new gold rush. Learn here about the enormous opportunities for developers on this most exciting of new platforms!
Track 08: Monday Advanced AJAX
Track 08: Tuesday & Wednesday Platform Choices
Major players Microsoft, Adobe, and Sun have all outlined their RIA/AJAX visions. How seriously will Silverlight and Java FX challenge the very mature Adobe Flex environment?
Track 09: Real–World AJAX
There's always somebody out there, doing things no one else has imagined. Find out here what's going on at the far end of the bell curve.
Track 10: Laszlo Diamond Track
Very special sponsor presentations form the core of this track. Join Laszlo Technologies in its special sessions. Plan to find more of your favorite vendors here as well.
Don't Miss the Laszlo Track
On September 24, 2007 SYS-CON Events' will present the "Laszlo Track" about Next-Generation Web Application Development! Learn Laszlo in sessions including:
AJAX, RIA, Web 2.0, Open Source, and More,
OpenLaszlo 4.1: AJAX and Beyond,
About Laszlo Webtop, Part I: Pushing the Frontier of Desktop-Like User Experiences,
About Laszlo Webtop, Part II: How to Build Webtop Applications,
The Cinematic User Experience: Directing the Action in Interaction Design,
Laszlo in Action: Real-World Success Stories and
Hands-On Open Laszlo training!
September 23, 2007. The "Adobe Flex Developer Bootcamp" is an intensive, one-day hands-on training program that will teach Web developers and designers how to build Rich Internet Application using Adobe Flex. During this day attendees will create two fully functional applications. Pre-requisites: working knowledge of any object-oriented programming language. This workshop will be taught by Flex experts from Farata Systems – Yakov Fain and Dr. Victor Rasputnis, co-authors of the book Developing RIA with Adobe Flex and Java. If you want to jump-start your new Flex project, this workshop is as good as it gets. View the full one-day schedule