Thursday, April 13, 2006

Canada on Rails - Day 1

DHH is about to give the keynote "Where to next with Ruby on Rails." The room is packed. I hope the AC is good in here, or we'll be shedding layers soon.

Got in late last night after a 7 hour drive from Pragmatic Rails Studio in Portland, OR. The Hotel LeSoleil was a welcome sight. Friendly staff and very comfortable rooms, an excellent choice by conference organizer Nathaniel Brown. Still running on 4 hours sleep, coffee, and pure fumes. It's been a long week and it's only half over.

More to come...

Rails Studio - Day 3

Wrapped up the class with web forms, ActiveRecord, filters, interface design, security, and deployment. Left wanting for a bit more, but overall really happy with the course. I think a 5 day course is probably a must to get the full burrito, but I'll probably be able to pick up the rest on my own.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Rails Studio - Day 2

Controllers, views, partials, layouts, Ajax, RJS, and testing. Went for another run around Portland's riverfront. Fabulous evening. Expect to sleep better tonight after popping a couple of Tylenol PM.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Rails Studio - Day 1

I'm in lovely Portland, Oregon. I just wrapped up the first day of the Pragmatic Rails Studio. Dave and Mike are great instructors.

Dave and Mike spent the first half of the day going over basic Ruby syntax and idioms. Not a lot of new stuff there for me. But the second half of the day was spent on Rails, mvc, and migrations. The migrations stuff was fairly new to me, so lots of good stuff there. Fun crowd of folks. Picking up some nifty tips and tricks I will post later.

After class, I went for a nice 3 mile run around the river. What a great town. Must visit more often!