Eastern Mennonite University
Universities are dynamic places where supporting technology must keep pace with vigorous academic and student life. This presentation is a practical look at what it takes to build, deploy, and support web applications in record time using the best tools available today for source control, collaborative development, testing and deployment. Primarily I will demonstrate Ruby on Rails and why it is appropriate for development of blogs, wikis, podcasts, and other social and collaborative applications, especially ones requiring AJAX enhancements. Our experiences with these technologies and frank assessments of their strengths and weaknesses will be generously sprinkled throughout.
View the presentation (24:41; .mov; Quicktime required).