Catch Up Day: An Introduction to Rails Programming
The goal of the class is to introduce the basic ideas of the Rails framework, presenting a distilled summary of the 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 if you like.
We will assume no familiarity with the Rails framework, but will assume you understand programming concepts like data and object-oriented programming, and that you are comfortable with Ruby concepts and syntax. This material is covered in our Ruby Beginners Level 1 class and we recommend you read that before this 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 course material also summarizes these steps. We will try to help you out with any installation problems you have, if it doesn't significantly slow down class.
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 before the class.