Beginners Web Programming Using Ruby on Rails
This class introduces the basic ideas of web application programming, using the Rails framework, presenting a very distilled summary of the RailsGuides Getting Started Guide. You are welcome to read the course material ahead of the class; it also has pointers to more advanced topics that you can start exploring on your own.
We will also help you with any Ruby on Rails installation issues you may have encountered, if you bring along your laptop. Feel free to email the instructor before the class with any questions you have!
We will assume no familiarity with the Rails framework, but will assume you are comfortable with technical ideas like data manipulation and cloud-based servers. The class tends to attract attendees who have had some experience with coding before, but don't be shy to participate and listen in, even if you haven't been exposed to coding.
A Google On Air link will be published to the whiteboard on this page before the class begins. It will be available as a public recording.
Familiarity with Ruby concepts and syntax will definitely help - we'll point as we go along where knowing Ruby helps you understand Rails.
Ruby beginners material is covered in our Ruby Beginners Level 1 class.
The code we'll discuss is also available on Github.
Installing Ruby and Rails
Before class, install Ruby and Rails on your system, getting as far as you can following these instructions:
The Rails guides above also summarize these steps.
If you have any questions about the material or suggestions for what to cover in the class, feel free to email us at team [at] railsschool.org, and/or the instructor at [email protected]