Jamie Wright is President of Brilliant Fantastic, a software development consulting service provider and an ISV for software management applications. He has over ten years of software development experience in Microsoft technologies and 3 years development experience in Ruby and Ruby on Rails. He specializes in application architecture, design patterns, object-oriented design, and test driven development. He blogs at brilliantfantastic.com and is currently seeking help for his gadget addiction.
Website URL: http://brilliantfantastic.com
Passbook is new open standard developed by Apple which allows users to quickly access scannable barcodes and other information useful for real-world situations from their iOS devices. These situations include scanning boarding passes, redeeming coupons, or showing a membership card among other available actions.
In this session we will learn what a Passbook pass is made up of, design guidelines for a pass, and how to create a pass from within your own application. We will also touch on how these passes can be updated and what is needed to support a pass from your own server including the creation of passes and how to support push notifications. This session will show how you can interact with Passbook from your server using Ruby and how you can interact with Passbook from your iPhone applications using Passkit.
"You live a new life for every new language you speak.
If you know only one language, you live only once." -- Czech proverb
It's good to learn new languages and environments. Different languages solve the same problems in different ways. By learning several different approaches, you can help broaden your thinking and identify the right tool for the right job.
As someone who has spent the last few years using both environments on a daily basis, we will compare and contrast web development in the Microsoft .NET world vs. web development using the Ruby on Rails stack. We will compare the languages, the tooling, the communities, and the frameworks. This session will help the .NET developer get started down the Rails rabbit hole.