Tomorrow: at 10:30 am at Cheyney University in the Duckrey Building room 117, the Philadelphia Macintosh Programming Group (MPSIG) will hear & discuss how to use Ruby on Rails on the Mac to Program the iPhone.
Our speaker, Michael Pigg, will talk on building an iPhone GTD (Getting Things Done Database) Using Ruby on Rails. As Michael very eloquently put it:
`What is Ruby on Rails? According to the website, "Rails is a full-stack framework for developing database-backed web applications according to the Model-View-Control pattern. From the Ajax in the view, to the request and response in the controller, to the domain model wrapping the database, Rails gives you a pure-Ruby development environment." OS X Leopard now ships with Rails as a standard component of the system, making the power of Rails easily accessible to Mac developers. Instead of the J2EE stack and $60 development environment that I used to build my web-based iPhone GTD app in December, I will demonstrate how to build the same app using Leopard's built-in Rails and other no-cost tools.'
Room 117 in Duckrey is a great space for our meetings! large, wired, & quiet (except for us).
There are directions to Cheyney University on their web page (http://www.cheyney.edu/pages/index.asp?p=142
) . If these aren't clear enough, I found it helpful to bring up Google Maps, then put in as your destination "Cheyney University", nothing else.
And there is a Ruby group locally, see their website
. Very friendly & helpful people; I caught their regular Pubnite in January.