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Ruby on Rails and PostgreSQL Class Slides

Ruby | PostgreSQL | Rails | - April 6, 2015 // Barry

In August I taught a course titled Ruby on Rails and PostgreSQL - Intro to Advanced in Greenville over the span of 3 weeks. Here is the compilation of slides from the class.

Exploring Ruby on Rails and PostgreSQL Presentation

Ruby | Rails | PostgreSQL | - July 4, 2014 // Barry

An overview of Ruby, jRuby, Rails, Torquebox, and PostgreSQL that was presented as a 3 hour class to other programmers at The Ironyard in Greenville, SC in July of 2013. The Rails specific sections are mostly code samples that were explained during the session so the real focus of the slides is Ruby, "the rails way" / workflow / differentiators and PostgreSQL.

Learning Ruby on Rails: Why? How? Pitfalls?

Rails | Ruby | - May 9, 2013 // Barry

I've always been a proponent of the "right tool for the job" approach to programming. Different languages are well suited for different situations. Over the past 2 years I've spent a great deal of time with Ruby on Rails after coming from a background of PHP, Java and Perl. Here's how I got started and some of the lessons I learned along the way.