Migrating from RubyOnRails to Scala Play 2.0 (part 1)

play_full_colorThe last week I was on vacation and I used the time to study a new technology (things that nowadays I don’t have time to do in daily life).

I decided to migrate my wife’s website (for those who don’t know, my wife is the very famous brazilian singer Daniella Alcarpe, known also as @cantora).

The website is quite simple and easy to develop. Actually, there is no rocket science at all in everything I did. But I had a lot of fun and I learn a lot of things. This post cannot be used as a complete migration plan for those who want to migrate from Rails to Play, but it will give you an idea of the work you will have. Basically, you will have to re-write everything from scratch… 🙂 or almost this…
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Oxente Rails

Sexta-feira dessa semana acontecerá o Oxente Rails, o maior evento de Rails do Nordeste do Brasil. O evento será em Natal e terá a presença de pessoas importantíssimas da comunidade Rails, não só do Brasil, mas do mundo todo. Veja a lista de palestrantes. Alguns deles são: David Hanson (criador do Rails), Fábio Akita (evangelista de Rails no Brasil), Vinicius Teles da ImproveIT, Fabio Kung. A abertura do evento será feita pelo Aldinho (irmão de Elomar). Com certeza esse será um dos grandes eventos do ano.
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Random Hack of Kindness

This weekend I was working at the first Random Hack of Kindess mundial edition. There were 4 people in our team and we worked on a project called Urban Fact (Fato Urbano in Portuguese). The main idea of this project is to emphasize GOOD orBAD facts in your city. If you see someone throwing the garbage over the streets, just take a picture and post it on twitter using #urbanfact hashtag (or #fatourbano). This picture automatically  goes to the project website, where people can vote, comment and share with friends.
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Jango, Rails and RESTful – Integrating websites in 18 minutes and 18 lines of code.

Jango.com is one of the most incredible on-line radios I know and some time ago I decided to put Daniella Alcarpe songs on this site. Jango has many things that make artists life happier and easier: you pay Jango to play your songs to people who probably will like your song. For example, Daniella sings Brazilian Bossa Music, so in Jango I choosed to play her songs just for people who like this kind of music, people who listen to João Gilberto, Caetano Veloso, Chico Buarque and so on.

After songs starts playing, the artist starts to get fans. And they really come! With just 2 months of Jango, Daniella has almost 400 new fans, from all over the world.
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Samba do Akita

O Akita nos convidou
Prum evento muito legal
Nóis fumo e foi muito mais que animal
Nóis twitêmo RailsSummit o dia inteiro
Da outra vêis, nóis vai vortá
Nóis não semo tatu

Outro dia encontremo com Akita
Que mostrou pra gente a morena Open Source
Isso não se faz Akita
Nóis sêmo geek
Era só ter ponhado o projeto no git

(música apresentada pela primeira vez na desconferência do Rails Summit 2009)