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    Meredith Taylor-Tanaka
    @mlttanaka
    createuser -s -r rubyhacknight
    db:create:all
    db:migrate
    oops
    I meant... rake db:create:all
    and... rake db:migrate
    Meredith Taylor-Tanaka
    @mlttanaka
    if you want to want to push to Heroku, type your email here so I can add you as a contributor.
    pmkwan
    @pmkwan
    Meredith Taylor-Tanaka
    @mlttanaka
    lilyxliu
    @lilyxliu
    Meredith Taylor-Tanaka
    @mlttanaka
    Meredith Taylor-Tanaka
    @mlttanaka
    There's a hack night at Mixbook next week. With any luck, we can meet up and work on this project some more: http://www.meetup.com/rubymeetup/events/174037822/
    Yao Li
    @yao23
    Cool!
    Laura J. Unterguggenberger
    @lauraeci
    I'm down to do the MixBook hack night, signed up! :)
    Yao Li
    @yao23
    Already signed, see you on MixBook hack night
    Laura J. Unterguggenberger
    @lauraeci
    Some references I found on tools we want to use. If anyone has others, feel free to share.
    Code school has en episode on ember, if you want to give it a trial run, they have a two day hall pass to try it out for free otherwise its a monthly fee.
    Laura J. Unterguggenberger
    @lauraeci
    ActiveResource was removed from Rails 4 and is now a separate gem, it looks cool because we can hide the details of the request and access our api similarly to how we use ActiveRecord.
    Laura J. Unterguggenberger
    @lauraeci
    Meredith Taylor-Tanaka
    @mlttanaka
    I went through the first level of codeschool for Ember tonight, and it finally dawned me that Ember is a full-fledged MVC framework for JS. I was not aware of this before as I've never really spent any time with it. As such, I'm wondering just how deep I want to wade into learning a JavaScript framework for a Ruby on Rails project. And I'm a bit confused at the moment... Are we just going to use Rails for the API?
    Laura J. Unterguggenberger
    @lauraeci
    I was thinking of Using ActiveResource to get data from the Edmunds API and Ember for the responsive aspect. We don't have to use all of Ember, but in my experience it is very common for Rails shops to use a JavaScript framework like Ember, Backbone, or Angular. In my current job we use Angular, so its a good thing to know how it works with a Rails project. I think all the Business logic should be done in Rails not JavaScript, so authenticating a user, storing user choices, and the logic to decide what car to pick, whether its AHP or other. Does that sound good to you? I can work on the Ember part unless other people are interested since I want to get better at that.
    In this project Ember would only be used to grab data from the Rails side and to sync up changes in the user data with Rails to give it that responsive feel.
    Laura J. Unterguggenberger
    @lauraeci
    Basically means everything you might have done in erb/html, css and JavaScript/JQuery, we'll do using Ember views, HandleBar templates, and css and whatever cool stuff Ember has to offer for front-end development.
    Meredith Taylor-Tanaka
    @mlttanaka
    Okay, I was totally confused when they started talking about routes and models. Since last night, I found some interesting tutorials about integrating Ember and Rails. If I have time, I'll go through them before the meetup. Also... I will be joining the meetup remotely this time as I'm recovering from pertussis of all things. Germs, ick.
    Laura J. Unterguggenberger
    @lauraeci
    Oh, sorry to hear that, germs definitely no fun, but I'm glad you can still make it. Post the tutorials here, I'm still trying to get a handle on Ember myself, its got a bit of a learning curve. I updated the app with some skeleton things that we might not need but at least it shows Ember is running, that's as far as I've gone in Ember haha.
    Trying to get a bit more of the framework up before the meeting so we don't have to spend as much time on setup, and I finally got my Postgres installed so if anyone needs help with that.
    There's a nice Chrome plugin to help debug Ember. I think JavaScript MVC's are a great toolset for Rails developers to know, most Rails jobs ask for some flavor of them, but its also good to know when not to use them too because some places use them when its overkill. Looking forward to the Hack Night tomorrow.
    Meredith Taylor-Tanaka
    @mlttanaka
    well... looks like I'm going to sit this night out. (Stupid cough)
    Laura J. Unterguggenberger
    @lauraeci
    brew install git-flow
    pmkwan
    @pmkwan
    Laura J. Unterguggenberger
    @lauraeci

    MongoDB Evangelism: bson query, if you want to get the data by attribute
    used

    Tagged object vs a schema object

    Have the object, you add tags to them

    No Migration

    Mongoid ORM

    Cassandra (lots to configuration)

    Postgres of noSQL

    mongoid

    Laura J. Unterguggenberger
    @lauraeci
    Last night's meetup was fun. Here's the summary: we decided to try to use MongoDB for storing the results of Edmunds API calls so that we don't have to keep asking the same questions over and over again if people want to compare the same cars. Mongo was suggested by Peter Bloom, seems to have some good experience with MongoDB so probably a good person to ask if you want to know more. Chester got Mongo up and running with Rails with Peter's help. Mabel's company uses Her for an ActiveResource API so we looked into that a bit and she's looking into it more. Didn't get very far in the Ember, Dart looked pretty cool. Congrats to Yao on the new job!
    Another cool git tool is tig: https://github.com/jonas/tig (brew install tig) gives you a text based git history
    Laura J. Unterguggenberger
    @lauraeci
    Also, http://gitx.frim.nl/ a graphical one. You can use it to commit (I just don't trust those UIs to commit my code still)
    Laura J. Unterguggenberger
    @lauraeci
    Hey, Yeah I've read that same article, its a good one. :)
    Laura J. Unterguggenberger
    @lauraeci
    I see a few newcomers, if anyone is interested in contributing I can add you to the project. Anyone hear of another hack night in Mountain View/Palo Alto area?
    Laura J. Unterguggenberger
    @lauraeci
    Mabel, I started to look at her-rb and I'm having an issue. I created a scope to handle the api token and format json required by the api, but it doesn't seem to returning the data or making the request.