Title: Ruby & Rails Bootcamp
Description: Learn how to develop high-quality web applications fast using the renowned web framework that powers Twitter, Groupon, Github, Basecamp and more.
Start Date: 2011-08-17
Start Time: 10:00
End Date: 2011-08-19
End Time: 17:30
Sign up: Ruby & Rails Bootcamp
This is a 3 day course from Wednesday 17th to Friday 19th of August.
Ruby on Rails is a powerful open-source web framework that enables you to build sophisticated web applications – fast! More importantly, it’s optimised for programmer happiness and productivity! It lets you write beautiful code by favouring convention over configuration, and eliminates so much of the drudgery associated with building web applications. And with the current high demand for experienced Ruby on Rails developers, there’s never been a better time to learn Ruby and Rails.
This is a “bootstrap” course aimed at giving you the skills, knowledge and experience necessary to build and deploy your very own Rails applications from scratch. It will cover the most recent versions of Ruby (1.9.2) and Rails (3.1).
You will learn:
- the basics of the Ruby language
- how to build a Rails application from scratch using Rails best practices
- how to manage your database with migrations
- how to build complex models using ActiveRecord, including associations, validations and callbacks
- how to quickly add functionality and extend your Rails applications using third-party plugins and gem libraries
- all about REST and how following RESTful conventions leads to code that is easier to develop and simpler to follow
- about TDD (Test Driven Development) and how Rails helps you quickly and easily write tests to validate your applications behaviour
- the options and best practices for automated deployment for quick, headache-free deployment and updating of your apps.
What you need to be familiar with
Software and costs
The fee of the course is £360. Included in this price is a hot buffet lunch, with vegetarian options (please notify us if you have other dietary requirements)
Ruby and Rails are open-source, as are all the supporting libraries that we shall be using. Other than that, all you will require is a text editor or IDE that you are familiar with using.
Equipment you’ll need
You will need to bring a computer, ideally a laptop, with a recent version of Linux, Windows or OSX installed. You will need a USB interface on this computer.
Tekin Suleyman has over half a decade’s experience building and deploying web applications with Ruby and Rails. As well as patches and features in Rails itself, he has also contributed code to other popular Ruby projects such as ActiveMerchant and Paperclip. Tekin is an occasional Freelancer and founder of http://crowd.fm.