This talk takes an in-depth look at the new open source Ruby connector to MarkLogic, ActiveDocument. ActiveDocument is an ActiveDocument style object to XML mapping framework for XML databases (currently implemented only for MarkLogic). It allows developers to leverage the power of an XML database to find, create, update and delete XML documents within their XML database without having to write any XQuery code.
During this presentation we will talk briefly about the philosophy behind ActiveDocument and then we will start looking at the important classes and concepts that developers will need to understand in order to create applications with ActiveDocument. From there we will create a Rails application from scratch using ActiveDocument as our connection to our underlying MarkLogic XML server.Second presentation:
About the Speaker
: Clark D. Richey, Jr. has spent over ten years architecting and
implementing large scale software solutions for the federal
government. Currently, Clark is the Principal Technologist, Federal and
Community Champion with Mark Logic
. Clark is also an adjunct
professor with Loyola University where he teaches in their Master's
of Computer Science program, where he is currently teaching Ruby on
Rails. Clark has a Master's in Computer Science from American
University and a Bachelor's in Computer Science from U.M.U.C.
Second Talk: All Your UIs Are Belong to SproutCore!
Gray Herter will introduce SproutCore
, an application framework that aims to simplify the building of complex web-based UIs, and demonstrate how to use it in conjunction with Rails to create some fantastic apps.
To communicate with a server, SproutCore uses only RESTful Ajax calls. While SpourtCore maintains server technology independence, Rails makes a great partner to SproutCore UIs, providing the required access to backend web services.About the Speaker
: Gray Herter is a Senior Software Engineer at Near Infinity Corporation
the founder of DC's annual RubyNation
software conference, and has taught and developed using Ruby and Rails since 2007.