Online Training Leader Announces Release of Ruby on Rails Beyond the Basics

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Over 11 hours of tutorials on building applications with Ruby on Rails., the leader in self-paced digital media and design training, today introduced Ruby on Rails Beyond the Basics.

In this sequel to the popular Ruby on Rails Essential Training, expert instructor Kevin Skoglund teaches comprehensive techniques for web developers who already feel comfortable with the fundamentals of Ruby and the Rails MVC framework. This training will help developers move toward creating full-featured Ruby on Rails applications. Kevin begins by explaining how to update software and projects to the latest versions. He then demonstrates alternative ways to interact with Ruby and your Rails applications and teaches the intermediate aspects of the Ruby language. Kevin provides step-by-step instructions for creating a custom blog and content management application. He uses this practical example to show how to work with database migrations, how to get more from ActiveRecord and avoid common pitfalls, how to create flexible controllers and views, and how to improve performance, security, and code management. Exercise files accompany the tutorials.

"This is the perfect resource for anyone developing a real website in Ruby on Rails," says Lynda Weinman, CEO of "It covers not only in-depth programming concepts, but also the 'care and feeding' tips you'll need to efficiently maintain your Ruby on Rails development and production environments."

Anyone with an internet connection can access Ruby on Rails Beyond the Basics by subscribing to's Online Training Library®. A separate CD-ROM version of Ruby on Rails Beyond the Basics is planned later this month.

Subscriptions to the Online Training Library® start at $25 a month, and provide access to over 22,000 movie tutorials covering more than 320 technology career tools, software applications, and techniques. Subscribers can access any of the computer-based training courses 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 Beyond the Basics and more detailed product information, please visit

To arrange to view the full training title, please contact

For more information on products, please visit or call 1-888-335-9632.

Since 1997, has provided education and technical training solutions for designers, computer graphics specialists, digital media users, and computer owners. 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. 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 ( , a web development company specializing in application development using Ruby on Rails, PHP, SQL, HTML, and CSS. Pixel & Press web clients include, Flashforward, An Event Apart, Google, The American Institute of Architects (AIA) New York, and Aidan Bradley Photography. Kevin began creating websites in 2001. He has been using PHP and MySQL to develop web applications since 2003, and started using Ruby on Rails in 2005. He also maintains a blog for web developers at


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