That's what Arjen said today in an e-mail disucssing my session at the upcoming MySQL UC.
I'm very happy that they asked me to speak at the MySQL user conference about Ruby on Rails and AJAX.
I know it's a newish technology that many are just starting to learn and I am excited to be able to talk about it.
Despite my years of experience with PHP, I have decided that I may never go back to it (unless, a gun is put to my head or there is no other choice).
My session description is as follows:
Applied Ruby on Rails and AJAX
Track: LAMP, Community Projects
Date: Thursday, April 27
Time: 2:20pm - 3:05pm
Location: Ballroom B
Adoppt is a fully replicatable social networking community system that utilizes Web 2.0 technologies such as AJAX and is built using Ruby on Rails. The database backend is of course nothing else but MySQL 5.
The full text search feature is currently in implementation phase and is developed using Lucene. Thanks to Ruby on Rails, Farhan Mashraqi completed the basic application in a mere month and a half. In this presentation, Farhan will show how he used and combined these technologies, providing an excellent applied example of Ruby on Rails, AJAX and MySQL.
To summarize Adoppt once more,
Adoppt Members can:
- create an account
- can join communities or create their own communities with all the features below.
- claim their blog hosted on external blogging service (blogspot.com, xanga, livejournal, myspace etc)
- can ping their blogs, blog posts upon which the bot will index their blog post and automatically extract tags, URLs and the relation between that and other pages.
- create a blog on Adoppt (in addition to others they might have)
- can comment on blog posts
- can have threaded discussions about any URLs/ Topics they like
- can post their favorites to their communities
- can make friends within the network
- can view traffic stats of any URL listed
- view hourly, weekly and all time blogosphere report, top tags, top favorite tags, top blog tags, top blog post tags and top question/answers tags
- can track links to their web sites
- more features such as events management, classifieds, internal messaging are in development.
So Jay, Markus, Arjen, Brian and all user conference participants, here I come! ;)