The Keeners went to Scotland for vacation from May 10 to May 21. Highlights included visits with Sally’s relatives, various pubs, shopping, Dave pulling a muscle, various pubs and limping around places like Glasgow.
Compliments to AOL, for procuring several sessions of Chad Fowler’s Ruby on Rails class, one of which I’m enrolled in beginning Monday, March 26th. Chad Fowler is the author of the book “Rails Recipes.”
Douglas Sellers gave a nice presentation on the practical uses of Selenium for testing web sites. He then demonstrated some of the advantages of using Selenium on Rails to improve the testing experience. Afterwards, Sean Mountcastle spoke on REST development in Rails.
I conducted a presentation at America Online on JFreeChart, a very nice open source charting package. See my Presentations web page to view a PDF of the presentation.
Chad Fowler, author of the book “Rails Recipes,” covered a grab bag of Rails tips and tricks during his presentation at the users group meeting in Reston. It was a well-attended meeting.
Due to the extreme lack of snow on the East Coast, the regularly scheduled Killington ski trip to Vermont morphed into a last minute excursion to Salt Lake City, Utah, from December 30 to January 1, 2007. Dave went to several ski resorts, including the Alta ski resort, accompanied by friends Ian Watson and Lucia Capuano from Scotland.
David Keener, skiing at the Alta Ski Resort in Utah in December 2006. It was the middle of winter, and the only place in the US with snow worth skiing was the Rocky Mountains.
David and Sally Keener visited Scotland for vacation from November 18 – 28, where they got to enjoy seven days of rain (out of ten days). Hey, this is what happens when you visit Scotland during the rainy season.
Phase 2 of the Belle Terra web site launched today. This release seamlessly augments the site by integrating a full-featured content management system into it. New features include user authentication, permission-based access to features, banner advertising and rotating reminders.
Dave and Sally Keener attended the Northern Virginia Parade of Homes, which was sponsored by B.F. Saul Mortgage. The promotional event allows custom home builders to showcase some of the best homes in the area.
Dave volunteered to design the web site, including the look-and-feel, for the newly formed Washington DC Ruby on Rails User Group. Ruby on Rails is one of the hot, new technologies for producing highly functional web sites in minimal timeframes.