Course: ROR201 Exploring Ruby on Rails
Ruby on Rails started off as a nimble and lean base framework allowing rapid web development. It has since grown to include many components (Asset Pipeline, Sass, Coffeescript, etc). Newcomers to Rails often find themselves jumping hurdles, trying to find “The Ruby Way” or “The Rails Way” of doing things. In this introduction to Rails, we will walk you through the process of building a simple application, which will help you overcome these hurdles..
Target Audience: The class aimed to any programmers with an interest in Ruby on Rails.

Prerequisites: HTML and PHP experience is an asset.

Topics Covered: the agenda of the class will includeL:
•A Ruby Primer
•Rails Framework Overview
•Models, Views and Controllers
•Model Validations and Associations
•Performing Database Operations
•Decorating your app with Gems
•SCSS is a better CSS
•Coffeescript is a better Javascript
•Keeping in touch with Email
•File Uploading
•Delayed Jobs and backend processing

Instructor: Peter Meth
Peter MethPeter Meth has been developing rich web applications for some of the largest companies in Canada for the past 10 years. He is also a part time entrepreneur who owns a successful software development company that provides web design, custom programming, database design, web hosting and live video streaming. He has extensive knowledge of web, database and server technologies including HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, MySQL, Linux, Windows Server and Apache. He also has experience designing websites using open source content management systems such as WordPress, Joomla and Drupal. He is one of TUG’s most popular Night School instructors
Peter is an active member of the web development community. He is co-organizer of the GTA PHP Meetup Group and sole organizer of the East Toronto Web Design Meetup. Combined, these groups have over 700 active members. This November, Peter will help to bring the True North PHP conference to Toronto.

ROR201 Course information:

Date Location Time
Tue Sept 11 York University TEL Building (Seneca@York) Room T2107 7:00 – 9:00
Tue Sept 18 York University TEL Building (Seneca@York) Room T2107 7:00 – 9:00
Tue Sept 25 York University TEL Building (Seneca@York) Room T2107 7:00 – 9:00

Fee: $325

Registration: For registration, visit the Toronto users Group for IBM Systems site at

Materials: Students will be provided logins to utilize workstations in the labs. The class materials including lectures and code samples will be available via www. Students will be able to use Seneca equipment and also install AMP environment on their laptops to conduct experimentation on their clients.


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