lynda.com Announces Release of Ruby on Rails Essential Training Over 10 Hours of In-Depth Tutorials on the Open-Source Web Framework Software

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lynda.com, the company that has specialized in self-paced training in digital media and design for over a decade, today introduced Ruby on Rails Essential Training.

lynda.com, the company that has specialized in self-paced training in digital media and design for over a decade, today introduced Ruby on Rails Essential Training.

Ruby on Rails aims to make building web applications simpler. In Ruby on Rails Essential Training, expert instructor Kevin Skoglund focuses on the same goal. He explains the complete process -- from understanding the fundamental concepts behind any Ruby on Rails project to creating full-featured, easy-to-maintain applications using the Ruby on Rails framework. Using the practical project of building an online store as an example, Skoglund teaches the basics of the Ruby language. He also covers how to design an application, how to build dynamic interfaces, how to structure and interact with databases, how to create a working shopping cart, and how to regulate user access with passwords. Exercise files accompany the tutorials.

"Ruby on Rails is one of the most quickly adopted and widely heralded new web programming languages. Kevin Skoglund's practical, concise, and clear training style will help legions of newcomers get up and running quickly and efficiently," says Lynda Weinman, CEO of lynda.com.

Anyone with an internet connection can access Ruby on Rails Essential Training by subscribing to lynda.com's Online Training Library™. A separate DVD version of Ruby on Rails Essential Training is scheduled for release later this month.

Subscriptions to the lynda.com Online Training Library™ start at $25 per month, and provide access to more than 16,500 movie tutorials covering a wide range of technology career tools, software, and techniques. Subscribers can access any of the computer-based training titles at their convenience. Multi-user subscriptions are also available for companies and institutions seeking to provide education and training to groups.

For free online samples of Ruby on Rails Essential Training and more detailed product information, please visit http://movielibrary.lynda.com/html/modPage.asp?ID=324.

To arrange to view the full training title, please contact megan@lynda.com.

For more information on lynda.com products, please visit http://www.lynda.com or call 1-888-335-9632.

About lynda.com

Since 1997, lynda.com has provided education and technical training solutions for designers, computer graphics specialists, digital media users, and computer owners. lynda.com products include web-based training, instructional books, CD- and DVD-based video training, self-paced online learning, and events for creative designers, instructors, students, and hobbyists. lynda.com specializes in teaching fundamental design and graphics principles along with the latest computer software, digital media technologies, and techniques.

About Kevin Skoglund

Kevin Skoglund is the owner of Pixel & Press (http://www.pixelandpress.com), a web development company specializing in Ruby on Rails application development, as well as in HTML, CSS, PHP, ASP, and SQL development. Past Pixel & Press web clients include Google, lynda.com, Flashforward, SPARK Europe, and Aidan Bradley Photography. Pixel & Press is also an event production and training company specializing in educating designers in digital technology. Prior to starting Pixel & Press, Kevin worked as the CEO of United Digital Artists, a hands-on training and event production company with offices in New York and Boston.

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