Using Ruby on Rails to develop Agile, Efficient and High Performance Web Applications

Tuesday 13 January 2015

Light refreshments at 7.00pm, talk starts at 7.30pm

TC103, University of Gloucestershire, The Park Campus, Cheltenham, GL50 2RH

N. Jade, Researcher at School of Computing & Technology, University of Gloucestershire


Ruby on Rails (or Rails) is an open-source, full-stack framework for developing web/cloud-based applications according to the Model-View-Control pattern. Using Rails, it is possible to write beautiful code by favouring convention over configuration. It is almost a decade old now and the community has developed a set of principles which allow programmers to write powerful applications that scale and change with little effort and time.

This session will:

  • Walk through the Rails framework for web development
  • Discuss some key philosophies that enable us to write beautiful code and
  • See some hacks and workarounds to drive efficiency and high performance.