Rails Class Intro - 1

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Rails Class Intro - 1

  1. 1. RUBY ON RAILS AN INTRODUCTION TO RAILS 3Sunday, November 13, 11
  2. 2. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN • Rails • Common Patterns (and anti-patterns) • Core Syntax • Enough to be dangerousSunday, November 13, 11
  3. 3. HOW YOU WILL LEARN • Exploration: experiment, play • Test-Driven Development (TDD) • Initially as a learning methodology • Later as a development methodology • Ask questions • Learn to find your own answers story : How do cats learn?Sunday, November 13, 11
  4. 4. CLASS STRUCTURE • Conceptual Overview • Live Coding Demonstrations • In-class codingSunday, November 13, 11
  5. 5. RUBY ON RAILS HISTORY • Ruby on Rails was extracted from 37signals’ Basecamp by David Heinemeier Hansson (DHH) • July 2004: first released as open source • Feb 2005: first external commit rights • Oct 2007: ships with Mac OS X v10.5 "Leopard”Sunday, November 13, 11
  6. 6. RAILS PHILOSOPHY • Opinionated • Convention over configuration • DRY (Dont Repeat Yourself) • less code means its easier to maintain & modify • Test Driven Development (TDD) • Minimal code - maximal effectSunday, November 13, 11

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