Ruby web frameworks: Rails

  • Event: 2016 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Al Shaw of ProPublica
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 12 at 2:15pm
  • Location: Matchless
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

This class will introduce the Ruby on Rails web framework. We'll learn how to start a Rails project, how Rails organizes code and introduce the Model-View-Controller concept of web development. We'll also learn how to use databases with Rails, automating tasks with Rake and how to set up the room to create your first news app with some sample data. While anyone is welcome, this session is best for those that have some knowledge of basic web technologies like HTML, and some previous Ruby experience or have attended the earlier Ruby classes at NICAR.

Speaker Bios

  • Al Shaw is a news applications developer at ProPublica where he uses data and interactive graphics to cover environmental issues, natural disasters and politics.

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