Meeting: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 @ 7-9PM [6:30 open]

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Welcome to 2015!

Hop on your hoverboard and join us for the first meeting of the year. Your Rails conductor this month is Matt Swain.

Active Record Associations - Anthony Lewis

Everything you ever wanted to know about Active Record Associations, but were afraid to ask. What really happens when you call has many or belongs to? Where does the foreign key go again? Do I use has many :through or has and belongs to many? How do I remove a model from an association without deleting it? These questions and more will be answered through slides and live coding.

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Socialization: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 @ 7:30-9:30PM

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Hey Everyone!

Just wanted to let you know that we won’t have a regular Austin on Rails meeting this month due to the Thanksgiving holiday. However, we will meet at BD Riley’s for socialization.

Thanks to Union Metrics for sponsoring some drinks.

Hope to see you there!


Meeting: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 @ 7-9PM [6:30 open]

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Hey Folks! We’ve got a blockbuster meeting this month. Check it out…we’ve going to hear what is new in Rails 4.2 and how to keep your Rails apps fast with caching strategies. Your Rails conductor this month is Anthony Lewis.

What's New in Rails 4.2 - Anthony Lewis

Rails 4.2 is coming soon. This talk will cover new features such as Active Job, the GlobalID library, and Adequate Record. I’ll also discuss changes and deprecations so you can be ready to upgrade when 4.2 is released.

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Meeting: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 @ 7-9PM [6:30 open]

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Things are cooling off a bit lately and it’s a welcome change. :)

We’ve got a great meeting coming up this month, put together by Tim Tyrrell. For our beginner talk, we’ll learn how to all be better testers, and for our advanced talk we will talk about Impostor Syndrome and how to break free from it. Our Rails Conductor this month is Nathan Ladd.

Without further ado, let’s get right to it…

Better Testing By Questioning Everything - Nathan Ladd

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Meeting: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 @ 7-9PM [6:30 open]

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“We must be a mile from the sun.” – Tom Hanks in Volunteers

Summer is winding down and the Texas heat is a bit oppressive right now but it’s not too long until we’ll be basking in cool Fall days.

We’ve got a great meeting this month, organized by Aaron Scruggs. He will be your Rails conductor for August. For the beginners, we’ve got a walkthrough of background processing in Ruby (always good to know about when you have lots of work to do), and for our advanced talk we have a walk through Arel, which has been added into Rails models in recent years. Should be instructive and entertaining!

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Meeting: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 @ 7-9PM [6:30 open]

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The midsummer heat is crushing and yet we roll on. We gather, we learn, we share. This month, we’ll be hearing a nice variety of topics from some of the folks at MakerSquare as well as a guest from California, Scott Feinberg, talking about how to keep your app running in the event of a zombie apocalypse! Your Rails Conductor for this month is Damon Clinkscales.

Beginner Talks (Varied) - from MakerSquare students and teachers

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Meeting: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 @ 7-9PM [6:30 open]

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It’s summertime in Austin and it’s time to get your learn on at the June Austin on Rails meeting. We’ll feature a couple of great talks, one beginner and one advanced, and a healthy dose of socialization practice too. Your conductor for this month is Theo Mills of ShippingEasy.

Matt Swain - Unix Tricks for Rails Developers

Most Rails Developers use the Unix shell, Bash (or a variant), every day. However, many newcomers don’t utilize the full potential of this ubiquitous command line interface to the Unix operating system. In this talk, I’ll discuss powerful features and tricks of the Bash shell to help improve your day to day life developing with Rails!

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Meeting: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 @ 7-9PM [6:30 open]

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Greetings Rails Aficionados!

Glad to have everyone back from RailsConf. Hope you had a great time. Looking forward to getting your impressions of the conference at the meeting. We’ve got an awesome program laid out for us this month by the good folks at PeopleAdmin. Jonathan Hardy, their Director of Development, is your Rails Conductor this month.

Patrick Morgan - Deconstructing Your Code With Pry

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Meeting: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 7-9PM [6:30 open]

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After a bit of a hiatus to party it up with other web devs during SXSW, we are back on our regular schedule this month. Let’s jump back into the groove with this thing.

Chad Bailey - Understanding (and Fixing) Rails App Performance on Heroku

Congratulations! You’ve managed to build a Rails app that people actually use. Now you have traffic, and with it comes performance problems.

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Austin on Rails SXSW Web Developer Happy Hour!

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(with DJ Alex Baldwin of Thoughtbot/Console.fm)

WHEN: Monday, March 10th from 6-9PM

WHERE: Buffalo Billiards on 6th Street (201 E. 6th)

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