RubyConf 2008: Peer-Aware Desktop Application Development

Posted in Networking, Conferences, Development, Web Technologies on December 09, 2008

RubyConf 2008: Peer-Aware Desktop Application Development

Social interaction has become implicitly expected of modern web-based applications. Desktop applications, however, have yet to overcome the technical barriers of peer discovery and message passing without the use of centralized servers. This session explores common peer discovery paradigms, examples of peer-aware Ruby application code using the Journeta P2P LAN library, and approaches to overcome common architectural issues of distributed event-driven systems.

About Preston Lee
Preston Lee is a founding member of a Web 2.0 start-up bringing small businesses online with dynamic, interactive web applications. He has provided senior engineering leadership for Apollo Group, Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., and similar facilities for other Phoenix-area companies where he has become recognized for bringing a thoughtful balance of technical, business and customer focus.

While not on the job, Preston is active in over a dozen local tech communities and enjoys woodworking, music production and filing frames on his digital SLR. He can be read regularly and contacted via his blog at, or company website at

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Tags: Networking, Conferences, Ruby, Confreaks, RubyConf 2008, Web, P2P