DC JBoss Users Group - TorqueBox: Ruby Meets JBoss AS 7

Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 18:30 to 21:00

On June 6th, the DC JBoss Users Group will host a topic in June on: "TorqueBox: The Beauty of Ruby with the Power of JBoss AS 7".  To RSVP for this event, check out the event page over at Meetup.

TorqueBox: The Beauty of Ruby with the Power of JBoss AS 7

The power of JBoss AS 7 is now available through the expressiveness of Ruby. More and more projects are suited to new technologies and frameworks such as Ruby on Rails. Using TorqueBox, an organization’s employees can leverage their knowledge, investments, skills, and trust in JBoss while exploring the cutting edge of new development models. In this talk, Bob McWhirter will cover general Ruby web-framework support and introduce the use of enterprise JBoss services with only a few lines of Ruby.


Near Infinity Corporation
1881 Campus Commons Drive #203
Reston, VA

About the Speaker

As the chief architect for middleware cloud computing at Red Hat, Bob McWhirter leads a team of several engineers that is paving the way for the enterprise cloud computing paradigm shift. Named a Red Hat Fellow in 2009, McWhirter joined Red Hat in 2007 and is responsible for navigating the cloud as it relates to Red Hat’s middleware technologies within the JBoss Community and via JBoss Enterprise Middleware. He also created the TorqueBox project - a Ruby application server on top of the core JBoss Application Server.

Prior to joining Red Hat, McWhirter served as a founding engineer at Radar Networks, where he spent nearly two years working on the semantic-Web platform Twine.com. He is also the founder of the Codehaus open source community.