Atlanta, GA – October 17, 2006 – Get on Board with Ruby on Rails
Bootcamp, February 12-16, 2007

Big Nerd Ranch, Inc., acclaimed provider of cutting-edge classes for
web developers, programmers, and system administrators, announced
Ruby on Rails Bootcamp for February 12-16, 2007. Ruby on Rails, with
its robust framework and lack of compile cycle, is ideally suited for
a spectrum of needs; from start-ups, to government agencies, to
full-scale enterprises all requiring either internal or client-facing
web applications. Whether the student is a novice seeking a
head-start in one of the hottest development languages in the
industry, or a master developer seeking to expand her repertoire,
Ruby on Rails is the perfect solution for developers, web designers
and project managers charged with developing a sophisticated and
scaleable web-based application.

The bootcamp is a five-day, exhaustive examination of the key aspects
of Ruby development on the Rails framework necessary to producing
master-level developers. Topics include, but are not limited to:

-An introduction to Ruby on Rails and an examination of what Rails is and isn’t

-A detailed look at the Rails Model View Controller (MVC)

-Active Record Patterns (models, tables and attributes) and Create,
Read, Update and Delete (CRUD) functions

-Action Controllers and Action View

-Testing controllers and models, creating mock objects, assertions,
and debugging

-Routing requests, creating patterns and error-handling

-Request Filters and Callbacks

-AJAX, Action Mailer, XML, generating RSS feed

-Benchmarking, Caching, Deployment and Capistrano configuration

Commenting on the upcoming class, Mr. Quinn said, “Ruby on Rails
provides an ideal synthesis between Ruby’s Japanese simplicity and
Rail’s Danish design principles and has achieved its hallmark
excellence thanks to the passionate devotion of its stalwart and
loyal creators, users and promoters. It provides an excellent
alternative to configuration and code-laden Java, the limitations and
clunky code of, and a more comprehensive and sophisticated
solution to design, code and maintenance issues with PHP.”

Tapping his proven track record with Ruby on Rails and his ability to
provide catered, simple, and easy-to-follow training and curriculum
design, class instructor Charles Brian Quinn has taught this class
previously with Highgroove Studios, where he is a partner. In
addition, he is a founder of Slingshot Hosting for Ruby on Rails
business hosting, and an active member of the Ruby on Rails
community. With experience in large-scale development and deployment
of database-backed web applications for such diverse organizations as
Delloitte & Touche, Mutual of Omaha, and the State of Tennessee, he
brings practical and hands-on knowledge of real-word practices and

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