Upgrading to Rails 3

Ruby
Location: Portland 252
Tags: ruby, rails, rails3
Presentation: Upgrading to Rails 3 Presentation [PDF]
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Rails has reached a degree of popularity among web developers, so there’s a lot of Rails 2.x series code floating around. Of course, once Rails 3 is released, it’s not like these apps will explode, ceasing to function in an any meaningful way, but it would be nice to get all the new hotness that this release brings. This talk is a practical walkthrough of how to upgrade an app to Rails 3 and a look at some of the features one can use to improve existing codebases.

We’ll look at:
  • What’s new in Rails 3 that you really need to know about
  • A quick run upgrade process
  • How to upgrade troublesome plugins
  • How to update existing model, routes, and other code to be compatible with coming breaking changes
  • New features, such as router improvements, renderer additions, and Rack integration, that you can use today to improve your existing applications
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Michael Bleigh

Divshot

Michael is a JavaScript and Ruby developer and the CEO/Cofounder of Divshot, a browser-based front-end development platform. He has been working to make web development better through open source contributions (such as OmniAuth, Grape, and Themestrap) as well as by speaking at events including as RailsConf, Confoo, Open Source Bridge, and OSCON.

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