Jul 16: How to Get a Basic Rails Site Up and Running by Josh Kemp

Title: How to Get a Basic Rails Site Up and Running by Josh Kemp (presentation starts at 7 PM)

Description:

Josh Kemp will give a presentation geared to newer Rails developers, where people can follow along and we make a basic web app, and then add a little CSS to make it look a little more spit and polished.

Speaker: Josh is 28 years old has been self employed as a Farrier (shoes horses) for the past 7.5 years. Josh finally found his true passion, RoR, and for the past 8 months he has been sold out to learning RoR and related technologies. In the past 8 months he has averaged over 21 hours per week studying, attending local meetups and pair programming. Josh has currently 750+ hours learning/studying RoR. Josh blogs here.

Food: We will have food and drinks provided by Altamira (the new name of Near Infinity). Also, we will have some Stroopwaffels from AppSignal, purveyors of Roy Tomeij's awesome Rails monitoring software. If you have not had a Stroopwaffel, come to this meeting just for one of those!

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  • Keith B.

    Josh, I really liked your teaching style -- dynamic and fun.

    The free private git repos I mentioned are available at bitbucket.org. If nothing else, it's good to try bitbucket to better understand the distinction between git and Github. I love that Github is so active in the Ruby community, sponsoring community activities and providing technical wisdom and code, so I feel a little bad for recommending a competitor, but hey, $7 a month is $84 a year, and that's no chump change.

    July 17, 2013

  • Anupom G.

    Josh's gave a great tutorial for Ruby on Rails for beginners.Altamira were great hosts as were the sponsors!

    July 17, 2013

  • Brian T.

    Josh did a good job helping the beginners getting a Rails platform setup with a basic application.

    July 16, 2013

  • Jonn K

    I am sorry, I really wanted to see you Josh! But a last minute emergency came up. I hope to see you at another meetup.

    July 16, 2013

    • Joshua K.

      No problem John....next time :-)

      July 16, 2013

  • suraj

    Just curious,are we recording this session as well?

    July 15, 2013

  • Kartik M.

    ROR on JVM, JRuby are my interest. Look FW to meet and learn.

    July 14, 2013

  • Barb R.

    This is my first time joining a Meetup and doing one of these sessions, so forgive the "noob" question -- How are we accessing the 'Net? Through a public wireless access point?

    July 14, 2013

    • Joshua K.

      Yeah, no worries. We have an awesome place we're meeting at, and they will have a wi fi we can access....I'll put up the name and password on a whiteboard so everyone can get on. And no worries about "noob" questions, that's what it's all about, keep them coming :-)

      July 14, 2013

  • Barb R.

    I do not have a GitHub account yet. Is the free version sufficient for doing the activities in this training? Or will I need a paid account version?

    July 13, 2013

    • Joshua K.

      Hey Barb, free is perfect! A lot of people get really intimidated when learning Git. I'm going to walk everyone through the basics of making and deploying a basic app. I'll show everyone that Git isn't that hard and you only need to know a handful of commands to make an app :-)

      July 13, 2013

  • Bill W.

    For this training, is there any particular version of Ruby/Rails required?

    July 12, 2013

    • Joshua K.

      No Bill it's a pretty basic Web App. We will be pushing each code commit to Github, and at the end deploy to Heroku. I guess I should have mentioned that. You don't have to deploy to Heroku, but setting up a Github account would probably be good. I'm still using Rails 3 and Ruby 1.93 but any version around there should be okay.

      July 12, 2013

  • Joshua K.

    Hey everyone, just wanted to give an update for anyone wondering. This talk will be 100% live coding so that everyone can follow along. No worries, as we will go SLOW, no one will be left in a cloud of dust. Everyone needs to have installed on their computer: (1) Ruby, (2) Rails,(3) a text editor (I use SublimeText 2). We will be using the terminal so if you are not familiar with how to open it up, you might want to practice. I will be using a Mac, the commands should be similar for Linux. Windows users may want to have a Linux box like Ubuntu installed on their machine as I'm not terribly good with Windows. At any rate, I can't wait for Tuesday, feel free to ask me if you have any questions :-)

    July 12, 2013

  • LisaSchaefer PhD C.

    So... Anyone have thoughts/ advice for installing linux on an asus netbook currently running windows?

    July 12, 2013

    • Juan C.

      I ran an ubuntu VM on Windows (virtualBox) and was able to set the rails environment with no problems at all, following the instructions found everywhere. You'll be amazed and grateful that did not have to mes around with your hard drive partition.

      July 12, 2013

    • Brian T.

      You can't access your Windows partition when you boot from Ubuntu but you can access a USB big drive.

      July 12, 2013

  • Jim K.

    Why not spin up a server on digital ocean for 5 bucks a month?

    July 12, 2013

  • Robert of F.

    Familiar with Ruby. Want to get more into Rails and Gems.

    July 11, 2013

  • Robert

    This might be helpful:

    https://github.com/diowa/ruby2-rails4-bootstrap-heroku

    It's a starter app with Ruby 2, Rails 4, and Bootstrap that is deployable on Heroku.

    1 · July 11, 2013

  • Brian T.

    Ready to ride the rails.

    July 10, 2013

  • Camille B.

    It would be interesting to see a new take on how to build a Rails app, but I'll be away on business travel. I also agree that it's good we're offering something for folks new to Ruby and Rails.

    1 · July 10, 2013

  • Vic

    glad to see the group adding basic topics to attract more interest...look forward to attending the session.

    1 · July 10, 2013

  • Bob B.

    looking forward to it

    1 · July 10, 2013

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