Chipping Away at Enterprise
by Robert Jackson
Over the years 'enterprises' have become quite entrenched in their opinions about software development. Many corporations even forbid internal development completely! Unfortunately, this means that using ruby can be quite a challenge for many of us.
This talk will show you how to navigate 'enterprisey' barriers to development by examining the following questions: What are some ways to really open the corporate decision-maker's eyes to what is possible with ruby? How can we sneak ruby into production without running into typical roadblocks? How can we use small simple applications to make a huge difference in our internal business processes?
As an in-house developer for a large corporation with a formal policy forbidding any application development I have been through the wars. I would like to help other rubyists 'beard the lion' and come through unscathed.