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!!!

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