Sunday, March 19, 2006

Details on April's Rails / Ruby course

From Chad:
Scotland on Rails is a one-day rapid Rails training course. We'll cover the major parts of the Rails framework, with an eye toward new Rails 1.1 features and Rails best practices.

We'll cover Ruby basics as we go, so while expertise in at least one programming language is a must, you won't need to be a Ruby expert before the training. At a high level, we'll cover:

* Rails installation and setup
* The Rails architecture
* Modeling with ActiveRecord
* MVC with Rails
* Database management with ActiveRecord Migrations
* Ajax on Rails
* Rails Testing
* Rails application debugging techniques
* Navigating Rails' Rake environment

This is going to be a dynamic and interactive session. Bring your laptop and prepare to code!