Supercharge Your Ajax Skills with JavaScript/Ajax Bootcamp at the Big Nerd Ranch, May 4-8, 2009

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Big Nerd Ranch is offering a new class: JavaScript/Ajax Bootcamp with Matthew Russell. The 5-day immersion JavaScript training class will be held in the Big Nerd Ranch Atlanta retreat center May 4-8, 2009.

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Students will not only gain mastery of tools and techniques that will make them more effective, but also grok the underlying principles that equip them with more effective development habits and techniques for diagnosing and tracking down the inevitable issues that repeatedly come up with any moderately complex application.

Supercharge Your Ajax Skills with JavaScript/Ajax Bootcamp at the Big Nerd Ranch, May 4-8, 2009

If you want to write a great Ajax application for the web, it's as simple as cranking out some JavaScript code, right?

Wrong.

JavaScript/Ajax Instructor Matthew Russell will show you why at the JavaScript/Ajax Bootcamp at the Big Nerd Ranch, May 4-8, 2009. Big Nerd Ranch, Inc., premier provider of intensive classes for web developers, programmers and system administrators, is now offering a JavaScript training class that takes a fresh approach to teaching JavaScript: making sure developers are not spending needless hours trying to manipulate JavaScript code and putting their attention where it counts--quickly developing complex and sophisticated Ajax applications for the web.

"The emphasis of the course is to make people fiercely effective with industrial strength tools and techniques for developing Ajax apps, which allows them to focus on the stuff that really matters," said JavaScript/Ajax Bootcamp instructor, Matthew Russell. "Students will not only gain mastery of tools and techniques that will make them more effective, but also grok the underlying principles that equip them with more effective development habits and techniques for diagnosing and tracking down the inevitable issues that repeatedly come up with any moderately complex application."

Although JavaScript is the native scripting language for the web, it lacks the standard library needed to facilitate common operations like processing lists, simplifying Ajax requests, and other mundane chores. Without a JavaScript toolkit in your corner, developing robust and elegant Ajax applications is virtually unbearable, and developers frequently become mired in work-arounds as they try to insulate themselves from the limitations of JavaScript against the bare metal of a browser. The result is too much time spent trying to circumvent barriers and not enough time focusing on creating an application that delivers actual business value and generates revenue.

By the end of the week, students taking the class will be able to:

  •      Demonstrate extensive knowledge of DHTML (JavaScript, HTML, and CSS)
  •      Replace hand-written routines with battle-tested library calls -- resulting in a dramatically more streamlined and maintainable code base
  •      Understand and use the Dojo Toolkit and other JavaScript libraries, Dojo build system and its powerful JavaScript standard library to build efficient, advanced, lightning-fast web applications
  •      Create custom widgets that work on all of the mainstream browsers and leverage Dojo's extensive turn-key widgets
  •      Write good unit tests for web applications and effectively test in all mainstream browsers
  •      Animate content and perform 2-dimensional drawing in web applications without using Flash
  •      Utilize a library of tips and techniques for production settings

Register for the class.

The Big Nerd Ranch incorporates intensive training classes for Unix and Mac OS X programmers in a retreat setting outside Atlanta, GA. Class price of $3500 includes lodging, all meals, original instruction materials, 24-hour lab access, and 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 (404) 527-6211 or visit http://www.bignerdranch.com.

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