For 2023 - we are now fully retired from IT training.
We have made many, many friends over 25 years of teaching about Python, Tcl, Perl, PHP, Lua, Java, C and C++ - and MySQL, Linux and Solaris/SunOS too. Our training notes are now very much out of date, but due to upward compatability most of our examples remain operational and even relevant ad you are welcome to make us if them "as seen" and at your own risk.
Lisa and I (Graham) now live in what was our training centre in Melksham - happy to meet with former delegates here - but do check ahead before coming round. We are far from inactive - rather, enjoying the times that we are retired but still healthy enough in mind and body to be active!
I am also active in many other area and still look after a lot of web sites - you can find an index ((here))
Cheat Sheet - what do you need for Ruby on Rails?
Here is a "cheat sheet" of the commands you might use to install Ruby, then Gems, then Rails, then get your first application and server running.
tar xf ruby-1.9.1-p376.tar.gz
[root@easterton ruby-1.9.1-p376]# ruby -v
2. Ruby Gems
ruby 1.9.1p376 (2009-12-07 revision 26041) [i686-linux]
RubyGems is a sophisticated package manager for Ruby.
See http://docs.rubygems.org/ ...
Set up gems once you've installed Ruby via:
gem install rails
4. Create a framework for your first application
5. Start the server
Browse to http://localhost:3000/
(written 2010-01-31, updated 2012-06-23)
| This is one of a series of summaries taking you from initial installation of Ruby and Rails through to a complete multitable application:|
[link] - Installing Ruby and Rails
[link] - Hello World, Ruby on Rails Style
[link] - What and Why - Model, View, Controller
[link] - Multiple views, same model
[link] - A form to allow data to be added to the model
[link] - Validating data entries for storage in the model
[link] - Cleanly viewing model data
[link] - Complete sample, including a multiple table model
These topics are covered on our Introduction to Rails day - an optional extension of Ruby Programming or Learning to program in Ruby
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articlesR203 - Ruby - Installing and setting up Rails 
Hello World - Ruby on Rails - a checklist of each step - (2012-06-22)R118 - Ruby Sources and Resources 
2006 - Making business a pleasure - (2006-01-01) 
Ruby collections and strings - some new examples - (2010-02-03) 
Syncronise - software, trains, and buses. Please! - (2010-08-22) 
Automed web site testing scripted in Ruby using watir-webdriver - (2011-09-09) 
Sorta sorting a hash, and what if an exception is NOT thrown - Ruby - (2011-09-12) 
Loading Ruby classes - where does Ruby look? - (2012-02-24) 
Load path, load and require in Ruby, and a change from 1.8 to 1.9 - (2012-06-24)
Some other Articles
Neatly formatting results into a tableConstants in RubyThe Model, View, Controller architecture (MVC) - what, why and how.Sunday Evening, City of LondonCheat Sheet - what do you need for Ruby on Rails?Scope of variables - important to Ruby on RailsSearch and replace in Ruby - Ruby Regular ExpressionsAnswers on Ruby on RailsSorting arrays and hashes in RubyRuby on Rails - a sample application to teach you how
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