Monday, October 19, 2009

Ruby on Rails training - Edinburgh, November

Hi everyone,  
If you are interesed in Ruby on Rails then you may be interested in this training course, taking place in November, in Edinburgh.  IMHO, this is world class stuff and a very rare opportunity.
Here are the detais, from long time AgileScotlander, Paul Wilson, who writes:
Over the past five year Ruby has moved from being a language of hobbyists to to the main stream of business application development, and a much-sought after skill.  While this has been largely down to the tremendous success of the Ruby on Rails web framework, Ruby is much bigger Rails.  It is finding popularity in niches in areas such as  Enterprise integration, and in acceptance testing of .Net and Java applications through the Cucumber testing framework.
We're excited to announce Ruby and Rails training here in the UK (Edinburgh)  from Ruby stars Jim Weirich and Joe O'Brien, assisted by Paul Wilson.
Jim Weirich is a cornerstone of the Ruby community.  Amongst other things, he is responsible for Rake, the Ruby build tool, Flexmock, XML Builder, and much of RubyGems.  He is also one of the keynotes for next year's Scottish Ruby Conference, along with Tim Bray.
Joe is also an experienced programmer and instructor.  He has spoken recently  in Edinburgh on the business case for Ruby.  He also organises an Enterprise Ruby Conference in the US, and organises Columbus Ruby Brigade.
Paul is a Ruby coder, recovering Java programmer, and co-owner of EdgeCase UK.  He is an active member of the local Ruby and Agile communities, and co-organiser of the Scotland on Rails conference.  He has spoken on a range of topics at events including European Rails Conference, The Naked Agilist Conference, and as a guest lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian and Napier Universities
Two courses are being offered:-
9-10 November:  Vital Ruby is a two day course that will bring you up to speed on the language, the environment and the tools that surround the Ruby language.  This course also provides a glimpse into the culture and community that is such an important ingredient to success.  Test-driven development is a natural part of what we do and will be reflected in this two day course.
11-13 November: Vital Rails is a three day course that will leave you production-ready for building web applications.  We drive through the major components of Rails, while building an actual application that you will be able to take home with you and look at as you develop the next killer app.  Learn how to build, test and deploy a web application and all the pieces that go along with it.  Learn how to use plugins, how to use ActiveRecord as a stand alone ORM and see how to test your application in units or as a whole.  This course has something for everyone.
These courses are being offered at special introductory and Early Bird rates.  Booked on or before October 26 :-
- Vital Ruby: £495
- Vital Rails: £790
- Combined courses: £1120
After October 26:
- Vital Ruby: £595
- Vital Rails: £890
- Combined courses: £1220
You should book by following the link below:
PS You can see Jim in action talking about "The Building Blocks of Modularity" and both Joe and Jim in "The EdgeCase Dialogue" (Day 2) at Scotland on Rails here: