Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Rails Training Cont.

So the Rails training that I was in went really well. I think that for anyone who is considering getting into the world of Rails would benefit from a class like this one. However, if you have been using Rails for a little while and have been reading through Agile Web Development with Rails, there will be little benefit from a class like this. Pretty much everything in the first 10 chapters of the book is covered, so if you have gone through that you may not want to take a class like this. On the other hand it was cool to hear from someone who has been using rails for a while to see what tools and plugins they use to work on their projects.

For example:
  • ZenTest - awesome continuous integration tool.
  • redgreen - some fluff for the output of ZenTest.
  • rcov - amazing code coverage tool.
These were just some of the things that Brandon talked about that I am already using in my project. I think there is a lot to be said about attending a class. Sometimes its not so much the language or the framework that you really get out of a training class as it is the real world experience and tips from someone who knows what he is talking about.

Go write some code!!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Rails Training

So here is a quick post. I am sitting in a training facility here in SF taking a 4 day Rails training course from Marakana lead by Brandon Keepers. Today is day 1 and so far so good. The class is small and the instructor is smart. I think that this is going to be a great class.

Today is just an intro to the Rails framework with an overview of Ruby. I am still very impressed with Rails and with this class I hope that I can get my noob questions answered.

Go write some code!