This year at the JAX India 2009 conference, sda-india.com promises to stage some JAX India Specials that have never been thought of before. Introducing for the very first time at JAX India 2009 is JAX University Day and Ruby on Rails Day.

Ruby on Rails Day at the JAX India 2009 conference would see an avant-garde of world-renowned software experts who have dedicated themselves to Ruby on Rails and the Ruby on Rails community. These experts, from both Java as well as .NET background, will enlighten software developers with the beauty of this fairly new technology and help them to learn the concepts of Ruby on Rails.

Steven Bristol, a Core Contributor to the Ruby on Rails Framework, Less Everything, has decided to address the software developersí community in India with the following few topics:

  • All About Merb - In this presentation we'll take a look at the history of merb, how to get up and running, and when you should replace a heavy Rails action with a merb equivalent. We'll also do a live code demonstration where we build a sample application.

  • Advanced JavaScript and Rails - Learn in depth class design and object orientation with JavaScript, how to code unobtrusively, how to use different JavaScript libraries, and some best practices for communicating with Rails.

  • REST with Rails - This talk will cover exposing your application as a REST API/interface and how to use ActiveResource as a consumer for another RESTful interface.

JAX India 2009 Conference commences on 6-10th April at the NIMHANS Convention Center, Bangalore, India.