The Lone Star Ruby conference is about a week away. Chad, Jon, Matt, Tammer, Jared, and I will be running a training session on Thursday.
Our approach to teaching thoughtbot’s Rails Best Practices is to go through our development process for a real application called Umbrella Today?, which we began building two weeks ago. After each 45 minute lecture, we’ll give participants the chance to feel the process in 15 minute hands-on workshops.
The concept of the app is simple: enter your zip code, get a yes or no answer to the question Do I need an umbrella today?
Sign up to receive SMS alerts on days when you’ll need an umbrella.
Seems like a simple app, right? Famous last words. Simple enough to take from concept to launch in a few weeks there’s always hidden complexity until development begins.
- Rails template to get things like Factory Girl for free
- modules vs. classes
- security bugs
- rake tasks and cron
- confirmation codes that don’t suck
- the importance of database indexes
Lone Star to Boston
thoughtbot’s Ruby on Rails training formally kicks off October 14th in Boston. We’ll be building upon our Lone Star/Umbrella Today experience so if you can’t join us in Austin next week, come visit Boston, which is beautiful in the fall. I recommend making a week of it and staying for the Head of the Charles.
Note: register for Boston training by August 31st and get $100 off.