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Based on the Ruby on Rails Tutorial book, the second half of Intro to Rails picks up where Rails for Zombies leaves off. You’ll join Rails Tutorial author Michael Hartl for some hands-on coding, including an introduction to version control with Git, test-driven development (TDD) with RSpec, and Rails application deployment to a live server. Attendees interested in following along on their own computers (which is highly recommended) should complete Chapter 1 of the Ruby on Rails Tutorial at railstutorial.org/book before instruction begins.
Ruby on Rails Tutorial author Michael Hartl is a programmer, educator, and entrepreneur. Michael was coauthor of RailsSpace, a best-selling Rails tutorial book published in 2007, and was cofounder and lead developer of Insoshi, a popular social networking platform in Ruby on Rails. Previously, he taught theoretical and computational physics at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) for six years, where he received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2000. Michael is a graduate of Harvard College, has a Ph.D. in Physics from Caltech, and is an alumnus of the Y Combinator program.