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Re: [NYC-rb] a RoR class for developers @ GA in January

From: Eric K.
Sent on: Monday, December 19, 2011 3:26 PM
Sorry, I have to way in here.  I do not think that the OP is a "jerk".  I personally learned RoR on my own using those excellent resources you mentioned, but I can see others that would gain a lot our of those classes.  Some people just like being taught by a person that they can ask questions and get a personalized learning experience from.

As for the fee, I don't think anyone is shelling out $2,800 of their own money (most likely).  These types of classes are easily expenseable by companies that want to have their engineers brought up to speed on the latest "hot" technologies.  If I was a Java/.Net programmer I would ask my boss to pay for these types of classes if I knew it could it would allow me to produce excellent code in the future for him.

Just my 2 cents.

On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 3:20 PM, Kfir Shay <[address removed]> wrote:
I don't want to put you down or sound like a jerk but any programmer
should be able to learn Rails without paying $2,800
Documentation is excellent, free online resources are plenty,
community is strong etc.

On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 11:46 AM, dB. <[address removed]> wrote:
> Forgive me for shameless advertising. I am teaching a RoR for Developers
> class @ GeneralAssemb.ly in January. It's almost full, but there're a few
> spots left.
>
> https://generalassemb.ly/ruby-on-rails-for-developers
>
> Pass it to your programmer friends that are stuck doing C#/Java/APL @ the
> Megacorp.
>
> It's a 6-week thing, twice a week for a couple of evening hours. We're going
> to assume you know how to program, do a quick intro to git, learn enough
> Ruby to be dangerous, build a rack application followed by a rails
> application from scratch. There will be lots of TDD/BDD, real world
> experiences and, hopefully, an open-source project that the class will
> collaborate on.
>
> Also, if you have any good ideas about topics that programmers learning Ruby
> / Rails would want to cover, I'd be very happy to hear some suggestions!
>
> cheers
> dB.
>
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