Forget Paris in April, Think Atlanta in November for Ruby on Rails Bootcamp, November 12-16, 2007

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Big Nerd Ranch announces Ruby on Rails training with Charles Brian Quinn November 12-16, 2007. The intensive five-day Ruby on Rails training course will be held in the Big Nerd Ranch retreat outside Atlanta, GA.

Forget Paris in April, Think Atlanta in November for Ruby on Rails Bootcamp, November 12-16, 2007

To meet the rising demand for quality Ruby on Rails training, Big Nerd Ranch, Inc., premier provider of week-long, intensive training classes for web developers, system administrators and programmers, announced the fall dates for Ruby on Rails Bootcamp ( for November 12-16, 2007. The five-day class features Ruby on Rails guru, Charles Brian Quinn (, and is designed specifically for developers, web designers and project managers charged with the development of robust, efficient and stable database-driven web applications. Students attending this class are not just paying for a simple overview of an over-hyped equivalent of programming bling. Instead, they are thrust head-first into a rigorous study of one of the most elegant and powerful languages and frameworks available to the serious web developer.

Tapping his extensive experience as a full-time Ruby on Rails developer, Charles Brian Quinn presents information within a real-world context, where the introduction of concepts is followed by examples of how those concepts are utilized. In addition, attendees of the class are encouraged to bring their own projects to the class to receive individualized guidance.

"One of the greatest benefits to Ruby on Rails Bootcamp is also one of the more fluid and intangible aspects of the Big Nerd Ranch learning environment," commented Charles Brian Quinn, class instructor. "So much of the learning process occurs after class is over, during the evenings in the lab. That is when students come together for post-class brain dumps, code show-offs and assistance in helping architect their next big application. It is during those late night sessions when many students get their big 'ah ha!' moment."

At the end of the five-day Ruby on Rails training class, students will leave fully schooled in the key elements of Ruby on Rails development, including:

  • Understanding Rails major components: Active Record, ActionPack, ActionMailer and ActiveSupport
  • Understanding Ruby on Rails conventions and the Model View Controller
  • Being able to install, setup, design, develop and deploy Ruby on Rails applications using Capistrano and update and maintain existing Ruby on Rails applications
  • Building, parsing and manipulating XML Documents by generating RSS feeds and creating and consuming Web Services
  • Making sophisticated and dynamic user interfaces utilizing AJAX and using Ruby libraries, plug-ins and generators to enhance extensibility of functionality

No previous experience with Ruby or Rails is required, however, students attending the class should be familiar with basic programming principles such as if/else, methods, objects and data.

The Big Nerd Ranch incorporates intensive training classes for Unix and Mac OS X programmers and system administrators in a retreat setting outside Atlanta, GA. Class price of $3500 includes lodging, all meals, original instruction materials, 24-hour lab access and ground transportation to and from the Atlanta airport. Students are encouraged to bring independent projects to class, allowing for input from classmates and individual instructor attention. For more information, call 678-595-6773 or visit

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