The Meeting Planning Process: A Guide to Planning Successful Meetings by certified meeting professional Mary Jo Wiseman offers a common-sense approach to managing the meeting planning process based on the knowledge and experience she garnered over a 20-plus-year career as a corporate meeting and event coordinator. The author’s systematic approach to project management helped her to get and stay focused on the task at hand while handling multiple details, projects, and deadlines throughout her career, and she wants to share her secrets for success with others.The author firmly believes it is not just one person who makes a meeting or event happen, but rather a well-led team of dedicated, enthusiastic, talented individuals who come together to do what they do best to help organizations exceed program objectives and make them shine. It is the process or system used to get started that can either keep you on track or send you off the rails. This guide offers a practical overview of the entire planning process for people just starting out in the business or meeting-planning veterans alike and offers keen insights and valuable tips to help create the perfect experience for their audience by staying true to the basic elements of the planning process. It is intended to lead people through the proper steps and the sequence of tasks involved in planning a meeting such as: Establishing a planning or design teamDeveloping an overall planBudgetingSite selectionCommunicationsContract reviewAnd moreThe guide also includes handy templates developed by the author - a meeting timeline; overall meeting plan; and request for proposal, as well as descriptions and diagrams of possible room setups. The latest revision of the guide was completed January 2019 and includes updated information on contract review (tips for negotiating hotel contracts) and safety and security questions 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mary Jo Wiseman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/147517/bk_acx0_147517_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Get ready to see Rails as you've never seen it before. Learn how to extend the framework, change its behavior, and replace whole components to bend it to your will. Eight different test-driven tutorials will help you understand Rails' inner workings and prepare you to tackle complicated projects with solutions that are well-tested, modular, and easy to maintain.This second edition of the bestselling Crafting Rails Applications has been updated to Rails 4 and discusses new topics such as streaming, mountable engines, and thread safety.Rails is one of the most extensible frameworks out there. This pioneering book deep-dives into the Rails plugin APIs and shows you, the intermediate Rails developer, how to use them to write better web applications and make your day-to-day work with Rails more productive.Rails Core developer Jose Valim guides you through eight different tutorials, each using test-driven development to build a new Rails plugin or application that solves common problems with these APIs. You'll learn how the Rails rendering stack works and customize it to read templates from the database while you discover how to mimic Active Record behavior, such as validations, in any other object. You'll find out how Rails integrates with Rack, the different ways to stream data from your web application, and how to mix Rails engines and Sinatra applications into your Rails apps, so you can choose the most appropriate tool for the job. In addition, you'll improve your productivity by customizing generators and responders.This book will help you understand Rails' inner workings, including generators, template handlers, internationalization, routing, and responders. With the knowledge you'll gain, you'll create well-tested, modular, and robust solutions for your next project.What You NeedThis book requires previous experience with Ruby on Rails.
Learn how to use the power of Docker and Kubernetes to deploy your Rails applications easily and efficiently. Deploying Rails with Docker, Kubernetes and ECS shows you how to set up the project, push it to DockerHub, manage services and set up an efficient continuous integration environment. Every concept is clearly explained alongside a full Ruby on Rails application deployment. You'll also learn how to deploy via Docker using Amazon EC2 Container Service. Docker and Kubernetes are increasing in popularity every day, but what if you want to leverage their benefits for your Rails application? This is the quick guide you need. What You Will LearnCreate a Rails API application using Rails 5 and PostgreSQL, and Dockerize itWrite and test templates to run the application with KubernetesCreate a Kubernetes cluster in Amazon Web Services and run yourInspect and troubleshoot problems in the clusterAutomatize the the whole deployment process with Jenkins Who This Book Is For This book is for anyone who wants to understand how to effectively deploy a Rails application using Docker and Kubernetes. You will need to understand Rails and have basic knowledge of what Docker and Kubernetes are used for.
Rails is a robust, flexible development platform that lets you build complex websites quickly. Major websites like Twitter and GitHub run Rails under the hood, and if you know just enough HTML and CSS to be dangerous, Rails Crash Course will teach you to harness Rails for your own projects and create web applications that are fast, stable, and secure. In Part I, you&#8217;ll learn Ruby and Rails fundamentals and then dive straight into models, controllers, views, and deployment. As you work through the basics, you&#8217;ll learn how to: - Craft persistent models with Active Record - Build view templates with Embedded Ruby - Use Git to roll back to previous versions of your code base - Deploy applications to Heroku In Part II, you&#8217;ll take your skills to the next level as you build a social networking app with more advanced Ruby tools, such as modules and metaprogramming, and advanced data modeling techniques within Rails&#8217;s Active Record. You&#8217;ll learn how to: - Implement an authentication system to identify authorized users - Write your own automated tests and refactor your code with confidence - Maximize performance with the asset pipeline and turbolinks - Secure your app against SQL injection and cross-site scripting - Set up a server and deploy applications with Capistrano Each chapter is packed with hands-on examples and exercises to reinforce what you&#8217;ve learned. Whether you&#8217;re completely new to Ruby or you&#8217;ve been mucking around for a bit, Rails Crash Course will take you from the basics to shipping your first Rails application, fast.
Get ready to see Rails as you've never seen it before. Learn how to extend the framework, change its behavior, and replace whole components to bend it to your will. Eight different test-driven tutorials will help you understand Rails' inner workings and prepare you to tackle complicated projects with solutions that are well-tested, modular, and easy to maintain. This second edition of the bestselling Crafting Rails Applications has been updated to Rails 4 and discusses new topics such as streaming, mountable engines, and thread safety. Rails is one of the most extensible frameworks out there. This pioneering book deep-dives into the Rails plugin APIs and shows you, the intermediate Rails developer, how to use them to write better web applications and make your day-to-day work with Rails more productive. Rails Core developer Jose Valim guides you through eight different tutorials, each using test-driven development to build a new Rails plugin or application that solves common problems with these APIs. You'll learn how the Rails rendering stack works and customize it to read templates from the database while you discover how to mimic Active Record behavior, such as validations, in any other object. You'll find out how Rails integrates with Rack, the different ways to stream data from your web application, and how to mix Rails engines and Sinatra applications into your Rails apps, so you can choose the most appropriate tool for the job. In addition, you'll improve your productivity by customizing generators and responders. This book will help you understand Rails' inner workings, including generators, template handlers, internationalization, routing, and responders. With the knowledge you'll gain, you'll create well-tested, modular, and robust solutions for your next project. What You Need This book requires previous experience with Ruby on Rails.