Ruby Invoicing Framework Gem
A talk at
London Ruby User Group (LRUG),
London, UK, 20 Apr 2009
This talk at LRUG presented the v0.2 release of the
Ruby invoicing gem. The main new feature of this release is a
Rails generator script which can be invoked with
script/generate invoicing_ledger in the root directory of a Rails project. This
generates a default set of model objects, a database migration, a controller, views and some routes;
enough to get started with using the gem’s features very quickly.
To demonstrate just quite how quickly the invoicing gem allows you to add commercial features to
your application I decided that it would be a good idea to have no slides, but to spend the entire
25 minutes I was allocated to give a live demo. That is rather scary for a speaker because a million
things can go wrong (and indeed several things did), but with a forgiving audience it ended up also
being a lot of fun.
Skills Matter, who host the LRUG events, kindly
recorded the talk and put it online.
It’s a bit hard to see exactly what I’m typing in that video, but you can follow the exact steps from
the notes I wrote myself for that presentation,
and the example application I used, cracktastic, is also on GitHub.