Ruby on Rails Introduction - Toronto

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Ruby on Rails Introduction - Toronto: It’s a one-day introduction to techniques and resources by David A. Black.

Ruby on Rails, often called RoR, or just Rails, is an open source web application framework written in Ruby that closely follows the Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture. It strives for simplicity and allowing real-world applications to be developed in less code than other frameworks and with a minimum of configuration. The Ruby programming language allows for extensive metaprogramming, of which Rails makes much use. This results in a syntax that many of its users find to be very readable.

We will be covering:
  • Ruby language basics
  • Rails application creation and startup
  • “Rails-friendly” database design
  • HTML templating for Rails views
  • Data validation, testing, Ajax basics, and more!


David A. Black is a well-known and highly-regarded Ruby and Rails programmer, author, and trainer. Active in the Ruby world since 2000, David has more than a decade of full-time teaching experience, and is the author of two books, including Ruby for Rails: Ruby techniques for Rails developers from Manning Publications. He has been interviewed for InfoQ and the Rails Podcast; has co-organized nine Ruby/Rails conferences; and has spoken at conferences and Ruby/Rails users groups in the United States, Canada, and England.


December 15, 2006 – 9am to 5pm


Senior Common Room, University of St.Michael's College at U of Toronto. 81 St Mary St, Toronto, Ontario. Lovely place.

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