I'm currently working on a project in Merb, and I'm liking it. So far, I've just done some basic stuff, like added merbful_authentication, and simple things like that, but overall I'm finding that it's not much different from rails. The main thing that I'm liking the most about it is getting rid of prototype. After the last couple of projects that I've worked on with Prototype, it felt like I only had a hammer and everything that I was looking to solve were nails. I was able to beat the crap out of it to get it to work, but it wasn't as elegant as it should have been.
I may hack something together with Merb at Hackday, but I haven't decided yet. I could just as easily play with Arduino again or try out Django or play with another Python app.
However, here's the list of events that are interesting to me:
- May 24th - Nitobi Hackday the Third - At Nitobi HQ!
- May 26th - VanLUG presentation - From Embedded to Web, the Tech behind FreeTheNet
- May 29th to June 1st - Something in Portland (TBD!)
- June 2nd - van.rb presentation - From Embedded to Web, the Tech behind FreeTheNet