Atlanta, GA – September 21, 2005 – Get on the Fast Track with Ruby on Rails
Bootcamp, December 5-9, 2005

Big Nerd Ranch, Inc, leading organization for cutting edge courses in
programming and systems administration, announced today the introduction of
its newest class, Ruby on Rails Bootcamp for December 5-9, 2005. Ruby on
Rails has quickly become popular in the web development community for its
elegant and succinct code and for its rapid application development.
Developers, web designers and project managers who need to create robust
database-driven web applications will find the Ruby on Rails Bootcamp
perfectly suited to their needs. The intensive five-day course, taught by
Ruby on Rails core team member, Marcel Molina Jr., offers comprehensive
instruction in Ruby and the power of Rails.

The five day course includes:

A crash course in the Ruby language
Installation and setup of a new Rails application and deployment of
existing ones with an automated release manager
Rails key components (Active Record, ActionPack, ActionMailer, Active
Support and Action WebService)
Processing requests, application layering and decoupling with Model-
View Controller
Agile development methodology
Understanding layouts, partials, and views as well as ERB templates
Using Test Driven Functionality, application debugging, and building
helper methods to streamline templates and eliminating duplication
Making applications available as a web service
Performance tuning and deployment issues
While the nature of Ruby on Rails is intuitive and deceptively
simple, it is recommended that students attending the Ruby on Rails
Bootcamp have some background with HTML and some prior level of
experience with scripting languages or OOP.

For the complete syllabus, please visit

Marcel Molina, Jr. is a member of the Ruby on Rails core development team
and has been working with and on the framework since its initial public
release. He is the co-author of the upcoming Pragmatic Rails Recipes,
published by the Pragmatic Programmers, who also brought you Programming
Ruby and Agile Web Development with Rails. Along with fellow Rails core
developer, Sam Stephenson, he is co-founder of Ionist, which
provides Ruby on Rails application development, consulting and training.

The Big Nerd Ranch incorporates intensive training classes for Unix and Mac
OS X programmers in a retreat setting outside Atlanta, GA. Class price of
$3500 includes lodging, all meals, original instruction materials, 24-hour
lab access, and transportation to and from the Atlanta airport. Students
are encouraged to bring independent projects to class, allowing for input
from classmates and individual instructor attention. For more information,
call 678-595-6773 or visit