This talk discusses some Rails-related gems and tools I was using in Winter 2013
that I felt were huge productivity boosts. The slides discuss a variety of different
developer-focused enhancements that make debugging and logging easier, along with
a UI enhancement library thrown in for good measure because I loved how configurable
This talk introduces some solutions to challenges that surface when you start digging
just beneath the surface of Todo applications using Backbone.js and Rails. I discuss some
relationships, and end with some tips on getting started with Backbone.