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Ruby Workshop - July edition!

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This month is hosted at Shopify, please check the address!

It's time for another Ruby workshop! This month we have another pair of workshops brought to you by David Andrews of the Ryatta Group ( and Gregor MacDougall.

Here's the schedule:

• Arrive at Shopify at 6PM

• Introductions and pizza at 6:15PM

• Workshops start at 6:30PM

• Wrap up at 8:45PM

• Doors close at 9:00PM (or do they?)

Note: Please do not RSVP if your intent is recruiting developers.

Here are the details of the workshops:

(Beginners) Introduction to TDD with RSpec - David Andrews

RSpec is a 'Domain Specific Language' (DSL) testing tool written in Ruby to test Ruby code. It is a behavior-driven development (BDD) framework which is extensively used in the production applications. Learn RSpec and the BDD workflow in a friendly and collaborative atmosphere.

(Advanced) Webpacker & Rails - Gregor MacDougall

Ruby on Rails has made a major shift in how it serves up front end assets, such as Javascript, CSS, and other images. While the traditional Sprockets Rails asset pipeline is still supported, we have a new tool which brings a large portion of the Node.js ecosystem in to Ruby on Rails development through the use of Webpacker. In a workshop, we're going to start up a basic Ruby on Rails application, add Webpacker to it, and learn how it all works. We'll cover some Javascript tools such as webpack, yarn, babel, and more if we have time. We'll also spend a bit of time giving a Ruby developers introduction to modern Javascript and how things have changed since Ecmascript 5.

We have a Code of Conduct ( that applies to this and other Toronto Ruby Brigade events. Thanks, see you there!