Big Nerd Ranch Offers Opportunity to go from Ruby on Rails Beginner to Expert with Ruby On Rails Bootcamp II, March 22-26, 2010

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Big Nerd Ranch announces a March offering Ruby on Rails Bootcamp II in Atlanta, GA March 22-26, 2010. The five-day intensive Rails training class is designed to take novice programmers and turn them into Rails programmers in one week. The Rails class is taught at the Big Nerd Ranch retreat center outside Atlanta, GA

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Ruby and Ruby on Rails Bootcamp II offers an opportunity to quickly master object-oriented programming through Ruby and immediately apply that knowledge into one of the most dynamic and popular web development frameworks available.

Ruby on Rails has become one of the most widely sought-after technologies for creating elegant, easily deployed sites and applications for the web, but for many, the ability to leverage the full power of the framework remain out of reach without a deeper understanding of the Ruby language. Big Nerd Ranch, Inc., premier provider of intensive classes for web developers, programmers and system administrators, solves that problem with its advanced Ruby class: Ruby and Ruby on Rails Bootcamp II March 22 - March 26.

"Now more than ever, it's important for programmers to demonstrate a diverse knowledge base," said Big Nerd Ranch CEO, Aaron Hillegass. "Ruby and Ruby on Rails Bootcamp II offers an opportunity to quickly master object-oriented programming through Ruby and immediately apply that knowledge into one of the most dynamic and popular web development frameworks available."

The Ruby on Rails training class is taught by veteran instructor and Ruby on Rails developer Charles Brian Quinn. Charles has been a consultant to Fortune 500 companies and government agencies around the world, with real-world knowledge and experience in building web applications and software architectures. He has worked with companies such as The New York Times, Accenture, Deloitte & Touche, Wells Fargo, Citigroup and many government agencies around the world.

The Big Nerd Ranch teaching style will transfer the knowledge gained in the beginning of the week to developing sophisticated web applications with rich and dynamic interfaces by week's end. Upon completion of the course, Big Nerd Ranch students will:

Understand how core components of Ruby on Rails work
Understand basic and advanced features of ActionPack’s Action View to create DRY interfaces and reusable, clean views and layouts
Understand the fundamental concepts of object-oriented programming
Run code using the interactive Ruby shell and the Ruby interpreter
Understand objects, methods, and classes, and define classes and equip them with attributes and actions    
Test code and download and install Ruby libraries
Comprehend Test-Driven Development (TDD) using Unit Testing and RSpec
Set up several different Production/Deployment scenarios
Avoid security pitfalls and deployment problems
Debug applications using breakpoints, logging and prototyping in an interactive console
Create and utilize Ruby on Rails generators, plugins, and Ruby libraries to quickly add extended functionality and features

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 $3,500 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) 478-9005 or visit http://www.bignerdranch.com.

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