We are very excited to announce that Jeremy Voorhis, PLANET ARGON’s very own Lead Architect, has signed a deal with leading technical book publisher, O’Reilly Media. Jeremy will be writing Rails in a Nutshell, part of the popular Nutshell series. This means that PLANET ARGON has not one, but two authors writing books about Ruby on Rails! Congratulations Jeremy!
For more information, and to sign up for email updates, visit railsinanutshell.com.
Be sure to check out the one of the latest Ruby on Rails Podcasts, recorded in Vancouver BC at the Canada on Rails conference earlier in April. Jeremy Voorhis and Robby Russell, both speakers at the event, had a chance to sit down with Geoffrey Grosenbach to discuss PLANET ARGON development practices, projects, deployment, books, and our involvement in the the Rails community.
Amy Hoy, Ezra Zygmuntowicz and Jeff Casimir are putting together a unique Rails workshop May 20th and 21st in Washington, DC. The two-day workshop is geared toward beginning and intermediate developers. The cool part of the workshop is that the speakers aren’t taking any pay: 100% of the proceeds are going to benefit the César Chávez Public Charter School where Jeff teaches. They are raising funds to improve technology access and usage throughout the school.
PLANET ARGON loves the concept and has donated three of our Level 1 hosting packages as door prizes for the event. They are still seeking more sponsors for the event and if you haven’t purchased your seat yet… you better hurry!
Rails 1.1 was announced last night and CRN called PLANET ARGON to find out how this new release is helping our development projects. Our Lead Architect, Jeremy Voorhis, fielded a few questions from Stacy Cowley earlier today and the article was just published.
We’re happy to announce that PLANET ARGON is the new host for the Globalize Rails project. The purpose of the Globalize project is to bring support for multilingual applications to the Ruby on Rails framework. Our Rails development team has used this in several projects recently and Lead Architect, Jeremy Voorhis, will be presenting a talk at Canada on Rails about i18n in Rails.
We are excited to announce that not one, but two PLANET ARGON Core Team members have been added to the schedule for the Canada on Rails conference! Sometime between April 13th and 14th, Robby Russell, founder of PLANET ARGON, will present Sneaking Rails into the (Legacy) System, and Jeremy Voorhis, Lead Architect, will present Internationalizing Rails. Be sure to check the official schedule for exact presentation times.
Jeremy gave a presentation on i18n in Ruby on Rails on January 3rd, 2006 at the first Portland Ruby Brigade meeting of the new year. Check out his slideshow from the presentation and read his blog entry about the event.
Thank you to everyone who helped make our year a huge success! We look forward to serving the community even more in 2006 as we add more developers and support staff to the PLANET ARGON Core Team, release cool products, and help push Ruby on Rails into the mainstream.
Jeremy Voorhis will be joining us in Portland (from Ohio!) next week as the third member of the PLANET ARGON core team. Jeremy will be working closely with Robby on custom development work, as well as on their top-secret project, Refactoring Rails!
We are are very excited to announce the launch of our new website, now powered by Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, and just a dash of AJAX. Let us know what you think! With a new site comes new hosting plans! Stay tuned for special deals.
PLANET ARGON would like to congratulate this years Rails Day winners and participants. Benjamin Tucker won a Level 3 hosting package from us and Aaron Michal won a year of O’Reilly Safari Bookshelf from us. Congrats!