Overview:

About the course

Ruby is a high level Interpreted, Object Oriented, rapid development language deployed in many scenarios in the modern world.

This Ruby on Rails course is designed to give delegates the knowledge to develop / maintain Ruby scripts and Rails based projects.

Exercises and examples are used throughout the course to give practical hands-on experience with the techniques covered.

The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

  • Declare variables and initialise them
  • Construct expressions with arithmetic, logical and relational operators
  • Use iterative type statements
  • Use conditional statements
  • Read/write files
  • Manipulate text using regular expression
  • Use and create Ruby Objects
  • Use built-in library functions
  • Work with REST and describe the purpose of REST and the Rails MVC architecture
  • Use RAILS and describe the purpose of Rails Routes
  • Create a project using Ruby and Rails
  • Create and customise a Rails Application using scaffold and the SQLite3 database

Who will the course benefit?

Programmers who need to write & maintain scripts in Ruby and projects based on Ruby on Rails.

Entry:

Requirements

Familiarisation with programming concepts is useful. This knowledge can be obtained by attendance on the Introduction to Programming course.

Follow-On Courses

  • Apache Web Server
  • Introduction to MySQL
  • Perl Programming
  • PHP Programming
  • PHP & MySQL for Web Development

Notes

  • Course technical content is subject to change without notice.
  • Course content is structured as sessions, this does not strictly map to course timings. Concepts, content and practicals often span sessions.
Objectives:

Course Objectives

Knowledge of Ruby to write, modify, maintain and understand Ruby and Ruby on Rails.

Syllabus:

Syllabus

Course Contents - DAY 1

Course Introduction

  • Administration and Course Materials
  • Course Structure and Agenda
  • Delegate and Trainer Introductions

Session 1: INTRODUCTION TO RUBY

  • What is Ruby
  • What is it used for
  • Installing Ruby?
  • Ruby Basics - objects, regular expressions, arrays, hashes, Object Orientation

Session 2: RUBY LANGUAGE ELEMENTS

  • Variables and constants
  • Operators
  • Assignments
  • Integer, float and string formats
  • Single and double quotes
  • Here documents
  • Labs

Session 3: CONTROL STRUCTURES

  • Blocks and if statement
  • Boolean and range operators
  • Conditionals - if, unless, case
  • Loops - while, for in, until
  • break, next, retry and redo
  • Labs

Session 4: CLASSES AND OBJECTS

  • Objects, classes and methods
  • Constructors and attributes
  • Instance and class variables
  • Local and global variables
  • Class and object methods
  • Including external files - load and require
  • Labs

Course Contents - DAY 2

Session 5: INPUT AND OUTPUT IN RUBY

  • Opening and closing files
  • Reading from and writing to files
  • Labs

Session 6: ARRAYS AND HASHES IN RUBY

  • Arrays and hashes
  • Building an array
  • The %w shortcut
  • Nesting arrays
  • Hash keys
  • Iterators
  • Labs

Session 7: OBJECT ORIENTATION

  • Inheritance
  • Base classes and subclasses
  • What's inherited
  • Overriding
  • Abstract classes
  • Polymorphism
  • Multiple Inheritances
  • Class structure
  • Visibility
  • Labs

Session 8: CLASSES AND OBJECT SCOPING

  • Public, private and protected visibility
  • Singletons and defs
  • Inheritance mixins
  • Destructors and garbage collection
  • Namespaces and modules
  • Hooks
  • Freezing objects
  • Labs

Course Contents - DAY 3

Session 9: OBJECT ORIENTATION TECHNIQUES

  • Clusters of classes
  • Programming and method standards
  • Formal Methods
  • Unified Modelling Language (UML)
  • Views

Session 10: STRINGS AND REGULAR EXPRESSIONS

  • Meta Characters
  • Anchors, literals, character groups and counts
  • Matching in Ruby
  • Modifiers i, o, x and m
  • Pattern matching variables
  • Labs

Session 11: SPECIAL VARIABLES AND PSEUDO-VARIABLES

  • ARGV and $0
  • Special variables
  • Environment variables
  • Pseudo-variables
  • Reserved words in Ruby
  • Labs

Session 12: EXCEPTIONS

  • Begin and end
  • Raise and rescue
  • Throw and catch

Course Contents - DAY 4

Session 13: REST

  • What is REST
  • RESTful architecture
  • A simple REST client

Session 14: INTRODUCTION TO RUBY ON RAILS

  • Install Ruby on Rails on an operating system
  • The Model-View-Controller approach
  • Rails Conventions
  • Rails project structure
  • Using RubyGems with Rails

Session 15: ROUTING

  • What is a Route
  • Define routes that recognize incoming URLs
  • Use named route methods to generate URLs based on the routing scheme
  • Apply and understand the RESTful routing conventions
  • Design apps to take advantage of the REST conventions in Rails

Session 16: MODELS

  • What is a Model
  • Using ActiveRecord
  • Validations
  • Associations
  • Migrations

Course Contents - DAY 5

Session 17: CONTROLLERS
  • What is a Controller
  • Creating controllers
  • Using ActionController
  • Writing Actions
  • Filters
Session 18: VIEWS
  • What is a View
  • Exploring ActionView
  • Writing Views for actions
  • Partials
  • Forms
Session 19: CREATING A RAILS PROJECT
  • Creating the project
  • Project Directory structure
  • Using the Rails web server
  • Creating the initial controller
  • Modify the initial index.html file
  • Setting the Route
  • Creating a resource
  • Viewing routes with rake
Session 20: RAILS SCAFFOLDING
  • What is Scaffolding
  • Creating a new project
  • Generating the Rail Scaffold
  • Customising the application
5 Days

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Ruby Programming & Ruby on Rails Feb 4, 2019 Feb 8, 2019 London £2,195
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