HighEdWeb Assocation
The Annual Conference for Higher Education Web Professionals, Austin, Texas, October 23-26, 2011

Session Details

Swingin' with Sinatra: Small Apps Fast

TPR7 Technical: Propeller Hats Required Track

Hill Country A & B


We all see this regularly: one of our sites needs a special piece of functionality that's just a little too different to handle with our usual tools. Sometimes it's something big, something that needs a task force, a team, a committee. Other times it just needs a little developer love and a new tool in your toolkit. In this presentation I'll introduce you to Sinatra, a Ruby-based framework for rapid web application development. How rapid? I'll show you the tool, present a development challenge, live-code a solution before your very eyes, and still leave time for questions AND answers.