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  1. BDD - Cucumber

    Behavior Driven Development using Cucumber (http://cukes.info/) and other tools (WebRat, Selenium, RSpec).

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    • Implementation Patterns in Rails

      Based on the work of Kent Beck identify idioms, implementation patterns, Rails Way and best practices for RoR

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        • Merb as part of Rails 3.0

          This is a must have for Railsconf 2009. Who can we call?

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          • Rails and legacy databases

            tips and tricks to play nice together when you can’t 0wnz0r the database

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            • Coding Dojo

              participants solve a software problem together – format is described in detail at http://codingdojo.org/ – essentially, participants take turns pair programming in front of the group with structured commentary/feedback allowed – this is an absolutely fantastic way for people to get a chance to see (and learn from) how other people work and think moment to moment – something we rarely get from presentations.

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              • Acceptance Driven Development

                Is it enough to use acceptance testing at different levels to guarantee the correct functioning of the system? are mocks necessary always or only in specific situations? is there a better way to improve the design of our application than writing tests? what are the tools available to help us in improving our design? All these questions should be addressed in specific contexts and not be left to the "style" of each programmer.

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                • We need 3 learning tracks, beginner Intermediate advanced

                  The current "one experience level" fits all just doesn't work. Rails is very complex and it is difficult to design a session for everyone that is not too elementary or too advanced. I believe that many people shy away from RailsConf because they feel it is too advanced and they will be overwhelmed. I would like to see a beginner track that allows the raw enthusiast a "from scratch" learning path and other more advanced tracks for more experienced folks.
                  This would make it much easier for presenters to develop curriculum and I think it could be sold as a…

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                  • User Experience and Performance

                    How fast a page render is become more and more critical as the line between the desktop and web start to blur. One speaker I would like to see is Nicole Sullivan who has given a number of talks based around perceived performance impacts on page rendering, how to solve improvement page rendering speed, and what effect this has on the user.

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                    • Image processing in JRuby

                      Image processing and possible java replacements for rMagick could be discussed in the JRuby tutorial or as a separate session.

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                      • David A Black

                        Any subject that he would be willing to discuss, 5 string cello included. The man has an incredible ability to communicate. I would love to see him do a session on Restful Routes.

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                        • Open Source Project

                          the Agile conference has a room set aside where anyone can come in and sit down and pair program on a real project for a non-profit that might not have the money to pay for such development. Requires selecting a worthy project and setting aside a room with 5 to 10 pairing stations.

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                          • Intro to Rails tutorial

                            Spend three hours getting your head around MVC, Ruby/Rails differences, what files are where, etc. to get newbies on board and ready to dive in to the sessions. This could be a walk through of the example apps in AWDWR (maybe the PragProg guys would want to host it?), or any kind of building a basic app. Lots of people come to RailsConf without having been a part of the culture for long, and providing a basic on-ramp to the deeper level topics would be a great service.

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