My tutorials day turned into a Streamlined day. After going to most of the JRuby presentation, I ducked out to pair program some last minute Streamlined improvements with Justin Gehtland. Matthew Bass was with us too working on Streamlined to spruce it up a bit before the afternoon tutorial.
Justin invited Matthew and I to help present and so I took him up on the offer. I was supposed to go to the Rails Routing Roundup but I thought it’d be better to go the Streamlined tutorial to help out and get feedback from the community. Justin is a master presenter so there really wasn’t much to add, but I still had a lot of fun being up there and talking about Streamlined. Matthew also got up and showed some new features as well.
Oh, did I mention that I’m a Streamlined committer now? I’m waaaaaaay behind on my blogging. :) I’ve been doing some work with Relevance and all the projects I work on use Streamlined. So its gotten a lot of love lately since it helps form the foundation of those Rails projects.
We got some great feedback from the audience, which we were pretty happy about and I took a lot of notes. An open source framework like Streamlined really thrives when there’s an active community. From my perspective, what we need to do for 1.0 is to write more documentation, write more documentation, and write more documentation. Not just about the API, but also code examples, information about the team, and some more overview/history. Justin made some new screencasts but probably we could also benefit from having a long article or two as well.