Get on Board with Ruby on Rails Bootcamp, February 12-16, 2007

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Ruby on Rails Bootcamp is an intensive 5-day course specifically designed for developers, web designers and project managers interested in creating web-based, database-backed applications. Delve into the framework and see how Ruby on Rails design principles and Model-View-Controller conventions, favored over complex configurations, run circles around other frameworks. Jump right in and start using a powerful yet simple Active Record pattern for manipulating database-backed models with ease. Fire up your browser and find built-right-in AJAX support and effortless Web Service creation and consumption. And, when you're done testing using a fully transparent set of testing facilities, deploy your application using a proven software stack and suite of deployment tools that make you wish everything in life was this simple.

Get on Board with the Ruby on Rails Boocamp, February 12-16, 2007.

Big Nerd Ranch, Inc., acclaimed provider of cutting-edge classes for web developers, programmers, and system administrators, announced today the first offering of Ruby on Rails for February 12-16, 2007. Ruby on Rails, with its robust framework and lack of compile cycle, is ideally suited for a spectrum of needs; from start-ups, to government agencies, to full-scale enterprises all requiring either internal or client-facing web applications. Whether the student is a novice seeking a head-start in one of the hottest development languages in the industry, or a master developer seeking to expand her repertoire, Ruby on Rails is the perfect solution for developers, web designers and project managers charged with developing a sophisticated and scaleable web-based application.

The bootcamp is a five-day, exhaustive examination of the key aspects of Ruby development on the Rails framework necessary to producing master-level developers. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • An introduction to Ruby on Rails and an examination of what Rails is and isn't
  • A detailed look at the Rails Model View Controller (MVC)
  • Active Record Patterns (models, tables and attributes) and Create, Read, Update and Delete (CRUD) functions
  • Action Controllers and Action View
  • Testing controllers and models, creating mock objects, assertions, and debugging
  • Routing requests, creating patterns and error-handling
  • Request Filters and Callbacks
  • AJAX, Action Mailer, XML, generating RSS feed
  • Benchmarking, Caching, Deployment and Capistrano configuration

Commenting on the upcoming class, Mr. Quinn said, "Ruby on Rails provides an ideal synthesis between Ruby's Japanese simplicity and Rail's Danish design principles and has achieved its hallmark excellence thanks to the passionate devotion of its stalwart and loyal creators, users and promoters. It provides an excellent alternative to configuration and code-laden Java, the limitations and clunky code of, and a more comprehensive and sophisticated solution to design, code and maintenance issues with PHP."

Tapping his proven track record with Ruby on Rails and his ability to provide catered, simple, and easy-to-follow training and curriculum design, class instructor Charles Brian Quinn has taught this class previously with Highgroove Studios, where he is a partner. In addition, he is a founder of Slingshot Hosting for Ruby on Rails business hosting, and an active member of the Ruby on Rails community. With experience in large-scale development and deployment of database-backed web applications for such diverse organizations as Deloitte & Touche, Mutual of Omaha, and the State of Tennessee, he brings practical and hands-on knowledge of real-word practices and patterns.

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