October 7, 2013 - Monday
Web Development with Ruby, Level 1
Now accepting applications for our fourth quarter starting October 7 - morning and evening classes now available. Deadline to apply is September 30th.
Ruby on Rails is the best way for beginners to learn how to build their own web applications and comes with all the advantages of power, agility, and robustness used to build the top websites on the planet.
What Will I Learn?
Ruby on Rails has proven to be an effective and efficient way to tackle the programming puzzle. This course will use the Ruby on Rails web application framework as a basis for teaching students how to be a competent, well versed software developer. DaVinci Coders students will:
- Write a full-stack web application while learning the fundamentals of computer programing.
- Quickly come up to speed with the process for writing software.
- Finish the class with a working application and real world experience.
Ruby on Rails uses the Model-View-Controller (MVC) design pattern to effectively separate the user interface from business logic in code. DaVinci Coders will explore this MVC pattern from the top down:
- Controller: This layer acts as a bridge between the user interface and business logic. Web browsers interact with the controller to request components of the user interface in HTML or exchange raw data in a variety of formats including XML and JSON. Controllers also provide the necessary security features to ensure that users can only perform actions to which they are authorized.
- Model: Data storage and business logic make up the model layer. Data is persisted using SQL databases such as MySQL or PostgreSQL.
By comprehending how models and controllers function and interact, students will have a firm grasp of the Ruby on Rails framework.
As students’ progress through the course they will learn how to write and execute automated tests for the code they create. This will provide them with the confidence to know that their application is doing the correct thing even when further experimental code and features are added. Students will be doing this repeatedly as they follow an agile approach to software development, the same process that they will encounter as a professional developer.
Most importantly DaVinci Coders will focus on solving problems like a seasoned programmer would. By emphasizing the process of thinking like a software developer, students will be able to deal with problems that they haven’t encountered before while still being able to meet deadlines and achieve set goals.
MORNING CLASS - Level 1 Certificate Classes: take place from 9:00am - 12:00pm on M/W/F. The Web Development with Ruby, Level 1 Morning Program is taught by Daniel Stutzman.
NIGHT CLASS - Level 1 Certificate Classes: This section is geared for people who work during the day. Class will meet on Monday and Wednesday from 7:00pm - 9:30pm and from 10:00am - 3:00pm on Saturdays (with an hour break from 12:00 - 1:00pm). Some previous programming experience is suggested for this night class. Please contact us to determine if this class would be a good fit. The Web Development with Ruby, Level 1 Night Class Program is taught by Jason Noble.
EVENT: DaVinci Coders - Ruby on Rails
DATE: October 7, 2013 - Monday
LOCATION: DaVinci Institute, 511 E. South Boulder Road, Louisville, CO 80027
DIRECTIONS: Driving Directions
COST: $6000, Members: $6000, SuperMembers: $6000
TOPIC: Web Development with Ruby, Level 1
SPEAKERS: Jason Noble, Daniel Stutzman
SPEAKER: Jason Noble
Senior Ruby on Rails Instructor
Jason Noble is a Senior Software Engineer that has worked with Ruby and Ruby on Rails technologies for the last seven years. He started professional life in 2000 with a systems engineering background. His first Rails website automated systems engineering tasks. He then went on to build websites dealing with cable TV content systems, and helping people find their next place to live. He moved to Colorado in March 2011, to work with Pivotal Labs in Boulder and currently works in the smart energy sector.While living in Atlanta GA, Jason taught a free intro to Ruby on Rails course which was offered as part of the Atlanta Ruby User Group. Over 100 students took this class, and a large majority of those graduates are now working with Ruby on Rails.
For the last year and a half, Jason has been a senior instructor at the DaVinci Institute. His class, “Building the Toolbelt of a Junior Ruby on Rails Apprentice” is a 13 week immersive class that will provide you an introduction to the tools utilized by Ruby on Rails software developers.
Jason is a top 45 contributor (out of over 2800+ contributors) to the Ruby on Rails framework and has spent a lot of time helping to write the Ruby on Rails Guides, which are freely available to the public. He also has contributed to numerous other open source projects including the Pivotal Tracker gem and omniauth-github.
SPEAKER: Daniel Stutzman
Daniel is a freelance software developer in Boulder, CO. His nine years of professional experience include five years with Ruby on Rails for Rosetta Stone and Quick Left. He currently teaches Web Development with Ruby at DaVinci Coders. See DaVinciCoders.com to enroll in the term starting October.