[Chicago] Fwd: [Chicago-talk] Updated Meeting Announcement

Edward Summers ehs at pobox.com
Tue Oct 11 16:55:11 CEST 2005

This might be of interest if the current plethora of web frameworks  
in python isn't enough and you want to think about ones in other  
languages :-)


Begin forwarded message:
> From: Jason Gessner <jason at multiply.org>
> Date: October 10, 2005 10:31:35 PM CDT
> To: "Chicago.pm chatter" <chicago-talk at pm.org>
> Subject: [Chicago-talk] Updated Meeting Announcement
> Reply-To: "Chicago.pm chatter" <chicago-talk at pm.org>
> Hello all.
> Please join the Chicago Perl Mongers for an exciting look at two MVC
> web application frameworks.
> First, Jason Gessner will present an introduction and a couple of
> practical examples of Catalyst.
> Catalyst is an up and coming addition to the LAMP stack, an Elegant
> Web Framework, supporting the MVC pattern, as well as a number of
> experimental web patterns. It's heavily inspired by such frameworks
> as Ruby On Rails, Maypole, and Spring.
> Catalyst allows you to choose your favorite template language for the
> View, and choose your favorite data access tool for the Model
> portion.  Catalyst also provides a powerful plugin system with dozens
> of available plugins to simplify coding tasks.
> The presentation will give a quick introduction to the framework and
> then provide a couple of real world examples of Catalyst interacting
> with Mason and Template Toolkit applications.
> The second part of the evening will be John W. Long of the Chicago
> Ruby Users Group giving an introduction to Ruby On Rails.
>     Since its release just one year ago, Ruby on Rails has been  
> building
>     steam. Web developers begin casually experimenting with Rails and
> soon
>     find themselves creating web applications with more power and less
>     code than they'd ever thought possible.
>     Rails incorporates and dramatically simplifies many web  
> development
>     patterns and best practices, yet much of the reason for the
> success of
>     Rails lies in the Ruby language itself. In this next presentation,
>     we’ll explore the many facets of this elegant and powerful  
> language
>     from Japan and what it may hold for the future of computing. We’ll
>     also take a bird’s eye view of the Rails framework and examine
>     insights of the systems that make up Rails.
> Meeting Details:
> When:  Tuesday, October 18th, 2005, 7-9pm
> Where:   Performics
>                   180 N. Lasalle
>                   12th Floor
>                   Chicago, IL 60601
> Directions:
>      http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=180+n+lasalle&csz=chicago%
> 2C+IL+60601&country=us&new=1&name=&qty=
> The nearest El Stops are:
>      Blue Line, Brown Line, Green Line, Purple Line: Clark and Lake
> (Thompson Center)
>      Red Line: Lake
> If you are interested in attending the meeting, please RSVP to
> jason at multiply.org by the morning of the meeting.
> Because the meeting is after  normal business hours, an RSVP is
> required, as well as a photo ID.
> About the Speakers
> Jason Gessner has been programming in perl for over 6 years, and has
> been active in the local user groups for the last 3 years.   He is
> the lead
> Search Developer at Performics, a leading Search Engine Marketing
> company.
> He is interested in catalyst and Rails primarily to stop doing boring
> web
> coding tasks and get more interesting work done.
>     John W. Long has been an advocate of the Ruby programming language
>     since co-founding the Chicago Area Ruby Group in the fall of
> 2003. He
>     has three years of experience with the Ruby programming language,
>     coming to the scene well before Ruby on Rails was even an  
> option. He
>     is responsible for several Web applications (some written in Rails
> and
>     some not) where he works as a Web developer for the Institute in
> Basic
>     Life Principles, a non-profit organization based out of Oak
> Brook. As
>     a member of the Ruby Visual Identity Team, he is hard at work
>     participating in an upcoming redesign of ruby-lang.org.
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