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NOTE: You MUST apply and be accepted into this program. Applications are available at

Ruby on Rails is the best way for beginners to learn how to build their own web applications and comes with all the advantages of power, agility, and robustness as the top websites on the planet.

What Will I Learn?

Ruby on Rails has proven to be an effective and efficient way to tackle the programming puzzle. This course will use the Ruby on Rails web application framework as a basis for teaching students how to be a competent, well versed software developer. DaVinci Coders students will:

Write a full-stack web application while learning the fundamentals of computer programing.
Quickly come up to speed with the process for writing software.
Finish the class with a working application and real world experience.

Ruby on Rails uses the Model-View-Controller (MVC) design pattern to effectively separate the user interface from business logic in code. DaVinci Coders will explore this MVC pattern from the top down:

View: Creating user interfaces for modern web browsers has become incredibly powerful thanks to HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. HTML makes it easy to express the content of an interface such as text and forms, CSS allows coders to control the look and feel of that content down to every pixel, and JavaScript gives coders a complete programing language to implement the logic necessary to interact with their users.
Controller: This layer acts as a bridge between the user interface and business logic. Web browsers interact with the controller to request components of the user interface in HTML or exchange raw data in a variety of formats including XML and JSON. Controllers also provide the necessary security features to ensure that users can only perform actions to which they are authorized.
Model: Data storage and business logic make up the model layer. Data is persisted using SQL databases such as MySQL or PostgreSQL.

By comprehending how models and controllers function and interact, students will have a firm grasp of the Ruby on Rails framework.

As students’ progress through the course they will learn how to write and execute automated tests for the code they create. This will provide them with the confidence to know that their application is doing the correct thing even when further experimental code and features are added.

Students will be doing this repeatedly as they follow an agile approach to software development, the same process that they will encounter as a professional developer.

Most importantly DaVinci Coders will focus on solving problems like a seasoned programmer would. By emphasizing the process of thinking like a software developer, students will be able to deal with problems that they haven’t encountered before while still being able to meet deadlines and achieve set goals.

Classes start January 14, 2013 so apply NOW! Apply at or call at 303-666-4133.

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