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How We Integrated Fedora into Ruby On Rails, and How You Can Use It

Zumwalt, M. (2008) How We Integrated Fedora into Ruby On Rails, and How You Can Use It. In: Third International Conference on Open Repositories 2008, 1-4 April 2008, Southampton, United Kingdom.

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Breathe a sigh of relief, and let yourself daydream a bit. Developing Fedora-centric applications just became a lot easier. MediaShelf (http://yourmediashelf.com) has now created software libraries that allow developers to treat Fedora repository content as Ruby objects. Even better, we have made it so you can use these objects natively within Ruby on Rails. Matt Zumwalt, MediaShelf's Lead Architect, will demonstrate how this graceful union was achieved. Matt will start by reviewing Ruby on Rails fundamentals and showing how the new RubyFedora and ActiveRepository libraries fit into that framework. He will then walk you through a simple Rails application that uses the libraries. The session will conclude with a look at some of the underlying code and a discussion of the current development status for this work.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Creators:Matt Zumwalt
Subjects:User Groups > Fedora User Group > Programming
ID Code:108
Deposited By: Leslie Carr
Deposited On:09 Apr 2008 07:17
Last Modified:26 Oct 2011 16:08


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