“Quick and Clean” NOVA RUG meeting tonight with Chad Fowler!

I’ve been so heads down in RoR development that I’ve been remiss in my blogging… But the February NOVA Ruby Users Group meeting is tonight! Chad Fowler is our guest speaker and here’s what he’ll be talking about:

Rails is all about speed. It has been said that Rails programmers can develop software ten times faster than those programming in technologies such as .NET or J2EE. Rails itself is evolving at the speed of light.

But, to paraphrase Martin Fowler’s RailsConf 2006 keynote, with Rails we don’t have to choose between Quick and Dirty and Slow and Clean. With Ruby, and therefore Rails, we can have both speed and maintainability.

With Rails, the speed comes naturally. As it turns out, the cleanliness often doesn’t. This talk will focus on how to make your application development both quick _and_ clean.

Since we have crazy gridlock around here in DC (no I’m not talking about the government), I’ll be picking up any ‘Rug Attendees at the East Falls Church Metro at 6pm. Email me at luis at this domainname if you want in on the shuttle. I’m already taking one fellow Rugger from Maryland and I’ve got room for two more.