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Montreal Against Rails

Montreal.  Let’s unite against this thing called Ruby on Rails.  It has been making our life way too easy.  Let’s get out of our comfort zones and explore new things!

This coming September 16, we’re completely changing the format of Montreal on Rails.  Actually, it’ll be anything BUT about Rails.  Let’s call it Montreal Against Rails.

First of all, I have a big surprise for you all.  Straight from this lil’ country called the USA, James Robertson will introduce our Ruby heads to Seaside, a web framework for Smalltalk which is gaining a lot of momentum.

Second, our very own Marc-André Cournoyer will talk about racks.  Nice Racks that is.  (currently considering changing the venue to Paré for the occasion)

Thirdly, I’ll quickly introduce you to another Ruby framework: Merb.  It is considered to be the #1 alternative to Rails by many.  I’ll go over the pros and cons and explain why we switched to Merb (from Rails).  I’ll also tell you why you should (or should not) switch too.

Please join me and rebel against Rails!  September 16!

PS: In case you didn’t get the joke, we still love Rails, don’t worry :)  But the event is NOT a joke!

Refactoring to Patterns: post-mortem

Thanks to Francois for presenting last night!  It was awesome, especially the part about Defensio <g>! (hey! gotta crank up my Google juice one way or another!)  I decided to NOT pursue a career in Hollywood.  My acting performance was rather poor, so I won’t try to go after Brad Pitt’s lunch.

You can find his slides and more info about his talk right here.

I  need your help (yes, you!)…

  1. What did you think of the new format? Should we scrap it, improve it?
  2. Should we take a break for the summer?
  3. We need presenters. You don’t need to be an expert to present, and it’s a lot of fun!

Thanks for everyone for coming, hope to see you soon!