Missoula Ruby/Rails Group - January Ruby Tuesday Gathering

The first Ruby Tuesday gathering for 2007 of the Missoula Ruby &
Ruby on Rails Group will be January 2nd. (Note that’s the evening of
the first workday after the long weekend. It’ll feel very much like
Monday, but it’s still Tuesday.) Nothing very formal or organized. Just
a friendly gathering of enthusiasts to chat about Ruby & RoR and
related topics over dinner and/or drinks. Once again, we’ll gather in
the back half of Sean Kelly’s (downtown) at 6pm. If you work with Ruby
(either professionally or as a hobby), or have other talents that will
blend well with our group (such as our two designers who lead the CSS
enlightenment) and will be in town, please come out and introduce
yourself. In addition, our low-volume mailing list is at:

http://groups.google.com/group/ms-rug

We’re currently maintaining a “wishlist” of stuff we’d like to learn
more about. If you consider yourself well versed in any of these
topics, feel free to enlighten us on Tuesday. Or, if you’re up for
giving a formal presentation, let us know on Tuesday and we’ll work on
arranging appropriate facilities for the February meeting. If the
items on the list seem complicated and intimidate you, don’t let them.
They’re on the list because we don’t know (much) about them either.

  • JRuby [ and other alternative interpreters. ]
  • RSpec (BDD)
  • Managing common code across projects
  • Overriding built-in ruby functionality
  • Structuring HTML for CSS Layout (Best practices for when the
    developer and the designer are two or more different people.)
  • “All the things I should be using but don’t know about.”
  • REST / ActiveResource
    We’re also toying with the idea of getting ourselves our own www/“It’s
    not a big truck. It’s a series of tubes.”/internets thingies. If you’ve
    got any great ideas on hardware/hosting/financing and what we
    could/should do with it, see the discussion so far on the mailing list,
    and then bring up the topic on Tuesday.