Speaking at Ruby Conf India 2011

Avinash Shastry and I will be attending the Ruby conf to be held on the 28th and 29th of May in Royal Orchid, Bangalore. We would love to catch up with other startups participating in the event; you can spot us in our SupportBee Tees.

Also, I will be presenting on 'Single page Web apps with Backbone.js and Ruby on Rails' on the first day of the conference.

Here's a gist of what I plan to present

jQuery is great for websites that need simple AJAX interactions and some effects (example Youtube/Flickr). However, if you want to build complex single page web applications like Gmail or Mobile Me, you need something more than jQuery. Keeping track of DOM elements to be updated in response to a particular action or result of an ajax query can become overwhelming very fast.

Frameworks like Sproutcore, Cappuccino and Backbone.js provide structure to your javascript code. Backbone supplies structure to JavaScript-heavy applications by providing models with key-value binding and custom events, collections with a rich API of enumerable functions and views with declarative event handling.

In this talk, we will go over building a simple Backbone.js application with Ruby on Rails backend and discuss some tricks and techniques that I have discovered while building supportbee.com.

If you do attend my talk, don't forget to rate me here . Looking forward to meeting you all.

Hana Mohan

Hana Mohan