LearningRails: Create and Deploy a Web Application in Two Days

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A two-day Ruby on Rails hands-on seminar for web developers and web designers will take place in San Francisco on April 29 & 30. With lecture, hands-on labs, and personal attention, the seminar leads students step by step to create and deploy a complete web application. Perfect for PHP and .Net programmers.

To learn to use a highly capable framework like Rails on your own, you can spend months learning it from the bottom up. We help people get up and running quickly by focusing on just what they need to know first, and providing them with proven code to work from

Following the success of their inaugural seminar, a new offering of the 2-day LearningRails seminar will be held in San Francisco on April 29-30, 2008. Michael Slater and Christopher Haupt, both former Adobe engineers, have aimed their Ruby on Rails Seminar for web developers, designers and programmers to anyone who has some PHP or .Net experience.

Combining lecture, hands-on labs, and personal attention, the LearningRails Seminar reduces the complications of web development by teaching students from a prepared application, using a step-by-step approach to create and deploy a complete web application.

"To learn to use a highly capable framework like Rails on your own, you can spend months learning it from the bottom up. We help people get up and running quickly by focusing on just what they need to know first, and providing them with proven code to work from," Michael said. "People leave the seminar with a fully-launched web-app that they can develop incrementally." Participants also receive a complete set of software, tools, and documentation on a Flash drive, containing all the code for the application they have built in class, and a hosting environment they can use after the course has ended.

The LearningRails seminar focuses on the core principles for creating an effective web application: views, models, and controllers, as well as basic principles of Ruby and application development in general. Participants will work with Ajax, ActiveRecord, RESTful design, Subversion, and Capistrano during the two-day event.

The inaugural seminar held in February established the validity of this model of learning. As one participant, Chris Madden, shared, "The Seminar was just what I needed. It provided me with the overall knowledge of Rails, Ruby, and deployment that I didn't find in most of the tutorial books that I had completed beforehand."

Details and registration for the seminar can be found at BuildingWebApps.com/seminar.

Slater and Haupt have also launched a Free On-Line Course which includes podcasts and screen shots, and serves as a basic introduction to learning Ruby on Rails.

BuildingWebApps.com is an information portal for web application developers providing a valuable resource for the Ruby on Rails community. The company is focused on the Ruby on Rails platform and also covers related subjects, such as servers, user interfaces and related business issues.

Michael Slater and Christopher Haupt are available to discuss anything related to Ruby on Rails and web application development. Contact michael @ buildingwebapps.com, or call (888) 670-6793 ext. 702

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