RubyConf 2008: Components are not a dirty word: modeling your Rails interface with stateful objects
Seaside, Cocoa, WebObjects, Shoes, and .NET – among many other frameworks – have long benefited from reusable widgets, or stateful components, as the building blocks of user interfaces. In this talk, we will see how the Cells and Apotomo Rails plugins can be leveraged to allow you to extend the concept of partials in Rails to fully embrace a user interface that is completely object-oriented, using properties, methods and events, to create reusable pieces for your apps.
You can have your Rails and fast, flexible, reusable components, too!
About Mike Pence
I have been doing professional software development since 1990, working in the cubicle farms of big name corporations. I have been focusing on Ruby on Rails as an independent web developer since 2005, and spoke at the first Rails conference in 2006.