April 2013 Meeting

The April 2013 meeting of LRUG will be on Monday the 8th of April, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Our hosts Skills Matter will be providing the space, at their offices on Goswell Road; The Skills Matter eXchange. Registration details are given below.


Better security for your web applications

Najaf Ali wants to school us on security:

He'll be covering:

  • How to improve the quality of your software by thinking like an attacker.
  • Technical walkthroughs of real-life vulnerabilities.
  • Practical tips for keeping your software secure over the long term.
  1. Web Application Security Talk at LRUG | Happy Bear Software | Web Application Development
  2. Skills Matter : London Ruby User Group : Better security for your web applications

Say hello to Padrino

Xavier Riley is going to tell us all about Padrino:

Rails showed us the power of the full-stack framework. It was good, but some of us felt the power was at the expense of lightness (and joy?).

Sinatra showed us the joy of simple. The bare essentials to start working with http requests gave us back some of the Zen of creating a codebase that did exactly what it should and nothing more. Sadly, this Zen meant reinventing wheels that Rails had already rolled.

Padrino came after both of these projects and the developers learnt from them. They re-imagined the full stack using Sinatra as a base and building from there. Sinatra++ you might think.

There's a longer write up on the Ruby Manor 4 vestibule where Xavier originally proposed the talk.

  1. Say Hello to Padrino
  2. Skills Matter : London Ruby User Group : Padrino


After the talks we head over to The Slaughtered Lamb for a drink or two and the opportunity to chat. If you're unlucky enough to be unable to make the talks, you are more than welcome at the bar.


To secure a place at the meeting you must register with our hosts Skills Matter. It helps to make sure we have the room laid out with enough chairs, and in extreme cases that we get priority on the larger rooms over other groups using the space on the same night. Also, it's polite (don't forget MINASWAN), so please do register with Skills Matter.

You can also follow this meeting on lanyrd, but this is not a meaningful way to tell Skills Matter you wish to attend. It's just for the lols, innit?

Posted by Murray Steele on Mar 21, 2013