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PDXPUG: Ruby on Rails Essentials for PostgreSQL Enthusiasts

Free Geek
1731 SE 10th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214, US (map)
Public WiFi

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Our own David Wheeler will give a repeat performance of his talk from PostgreSQL Conference West 2007: Ruby on Rails Essentials for PostgreSQL Enthusiasts Has all the hype got you jazzed to develop Ruby on Rails applications on PostgreSQL? Is virtually everything you find about Rails MySQL- specific? Come to this talk to learn all you need to know to make Rails and PostgreSQL work together harmoniously. Topics will likely include: * The ins and outs of Rails migrations * How to add support for foreign key constraints * Managing partial indexes and other PostgreSQL-specific objects * Working with views * Monkey patching for fun and profit * Supporting multi-column primary keys * The joys and pains of Rails collections * Working with time zones * The antiquity of the Ruby PostgreSQL driver (NOT) * Enforcing constraints in Rails and in the database * Getting Rails to execute your queries instead of its own * Saved queries for "fat models"