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Ruby on Rails: Introducing a real gem of DB2 application development (Part 2 of 2) (F11)

Topic: 2006 EU

Subtopic: Cross Platform DB2 for z/OS & LUW

DATE: 2006-10-4 (14:45 - 15:45)
SPEAKERS: Leon Katsnelson (IBM Toronto Lab)

Designed to achieve an almost impossible task of marrying very rapid application development and enterprise class performance Ruby on Rails is a new technology that is taking the world of web application development by storm. This open source technology marries the best of the enterprise architectures and simplicity and agility of scripting languages like PHP, PERL, and Python. This session will introduce Ruby as the programming language and Rails framework. It will feature an introduction of the Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture and a dive in to Active Record - the main database access method in Rails . This presentation will also address the topics of rich client using another hot technology called AJAX. Web Services and SOA will also be key topics of discussion.This session applies to all DB2 servers including DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows as well as DB2 for z/OS and DB2 for iSeries. Come learn this new technology and what IBM DB2 has in store for Ruby on Rails.

EXP. LEVEL: Beginner,Intermediate,Advanced


Gain awareness of Ruby on Rails as an emerging technology

Understand the MVC architecture and its impact on scalability and performance

Understand Active Record and be able to articulate the impacts on DB2 schema

Understand benefits of test driven development and how Ruby on Rails makes it effortless

Understand tools and facilities that DB2 provides for building applications using Ruby on Rails

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