Ruby and Rails

Course:  ROR
Duration:  4 Days
Level:  II
Course Summary

This course provides a comprehensive study of the RUBY language, including practical and progressive "hands-on" workshops. It also studies the RAILS application development, testing, and deployment environment for creation of internet applications which view and update relational database data.

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Topics Covered In This Course

Introduction to the Rails environment

  • Characteristics of "agile" development
  • Installing RUBY and RAILS under your operating system
  • Back-end relational database support
  • The RAILS application and philosophy
  • Overview of MVC: The Model-View-Controller framework
  • Starting and running a sample application
  • Using digg
  • Testing and debugging applications
  • mySQL tools in Rail

The Ruby Language

  • Review of Object-Oriented Design Methodology
  • Objects, variables, classes, methods, instantiation, scope, encapsulation, and inheritance – implemented as Ruby conventions
  • RUBY commands and IRB – Interactive Ruby
  • Core (built-in) Ruby classes and modules
  • Collections, arrays, hashes, strings, numbers, and constants
  • Operators and Iterators
  • Conditional logic (If, Case, Unless, While, For, Until, Break, Redo, Next, Retry, etc)
  • Working with Blocks
  • Creating and calling Methods
  • Exception classes and error handling

Database Management and ActiveRecord

  • ActiveRecord models and Ruby classes
  • mySQL database object creation commands
  • Rails-friendly SQL code
  • Data integrity in the relational database model
  • Validates_method
  • Automatic and custom migrations

ActionController and ActionView

  • Understanding controllers and views and how they interact
  • Rendering commands
  • RHTML templating
  • Master and partial templates
  • Erb: Embedded Ruby
  • Layouts and the user interface
  • Working with Forms under Rails: Form helper methods and ActionPack
  • RJS templates and AJAX
  • Scaffolding in Rails

Project Automation and Rails Plugins

  • Review of available plugins
  • Plugin repositories

Debugging, Testing, and Production deployment

  • The Ruby test framework
  • Session management
  • User authentication and login
  • Fixtures
  • Unit testing
  • Integration testing
  • Your production environment
  • Capistrano
What You Can Expect

At the end of this course, delegates will have a clear understanding of how to use the RUBY language. They will have knowledge and experience with RUBY in the RAILS environment (RoR) to quickly implement and test both simple and moderately complex applications.

Who Should Take This Course

Developers who wish to utilize RUBY, RAILS, and the SQL language to develop internet front-end interfaces to relational database back-end objects.

Recommended Prerequisites

Experience with at least one other application development language is necessary. Prior exposure to object-oriented principles is desirable. Prior experience with SQL and some RDBMS is also desirable.

Training Style

A mix of instructor-led lecture and discussion, along with a series of hands-on workshops of progressively escalating complexity will be used to produce understanding, confidence, and real experience.

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