See how to create an interactive Web blog that allows visitors to register and post articles and comments. See how the popular Ruby on Rails framework environment creates much of the code, and how to use the Ruby programming language to modify the code to customize a Website. In the class, the blog the student is shown how to create, will also use the MySQL database server to store the blog data that appears on the site and students can work with providing a search feature to allow the Website visitors to easily search past blog entries. Requirements: Prior HTML coding experience is helpful but not required. A Ruby on Rails software development environment is required for this class. The first lesson walks the student through the installation process of the InstantRails software package which fills the sofware requirements for this class: Ruby on Rails development environment, Apache Web server and MySQL database server for the Windows platform. InstantRails can be downloaded from www.instantrails.rubyforge.org. You must have Windows NT, 2000, XP or Vista for the download to operate. Other versions of Windows will not work for this class. The course software is also available in a Macintosh platform format. Use the default Ruby environment included on MAC OS X 10.4 (Tiger) or 10.5 (Leopard.) Consult the Apple website for further instructions on how to update this software to the most current Ruby on Rails version available. Also needed for all students: MS-Internet or Mozilla Firefox Web browser, and the Adobe Flash and PDF plug-ins, free from www.adobe.com/downloads.
Continuing Education Level
Continuing Ed - Open Classes