The Pragmatic Studio

Summer Studios: Reserve Your Seat Today

May 24, 2011

It’s not too late to reserve your seat in a Studio this summer! Our Ruby on Rails II courses are quickly filling up, but there are still seats available for both June in Denver and July in Reston. And the next run of the popular Ruby on Rails I course is in August. Finally, the iPhone Programming course in July is already sold out, but today we’re announcing two more dates and locations.

We hope you’ll join us in a Studio this summer!

Ruby on Rails II: Real-World Techniques

June 22-25 in Denver, CO

July 26-29 in Reston, VA

Learn practical, time-saving techniques used in real-world Rails apps from two acclaimed Rails experts who will share their best practices on a variety of topics, including:

  • Are you designing your application properly?

  • Could your testing be easier and more effective?

  • Have you considered all the security vectors?

  • What’s important to know about Ruby 1.9.2?

  • Are you using the right libraries to make your coding easier?

  • When, where, and how to use jQuery?

  • How can your app benefit from metaprogramming techniques?

  • Will your application perform and scale well enough?

If you've written a Rails app or two, but you're bumping into issues as you try to add more "advanced" features, then this is the next course for you! You'll come away from this course with practical, immediate ways to make your existing Rails app shine!

Ruby on Rails

August 17-19 in Reston, VA

If you’re just getting into Rails, or need to bring your team up to speed quickly, this course is for you. Over three days:

  • Learn how to use the core features of Rails 3, and put them all together to build dynamic web applications like the pros.

  • Get a jump start and get your questions answered so you can start building your own Rails applications with confidence.

  • Save time and frustration by focusing exclusively on Ruby and Rails development for three days with expert guidance.

You’ll come away from this course with the skills and confidence to start building your own Rails apps!

iPhone/iPad Programming

July 18-21 in Reston, VA (sold out)

August 22-25 in Denver, CO

October 24-27 in Reston, VA

If you’re a programmer new to iPhone development, or you’ve started building an iPhone app and need help putting all the pieces together, this course is for you. Over the course of 4 days you will:

  • Learn how to use the major tools and APIs in the iOS SDK 4

  • Get hands-on coding experience through exercises and labs

  • Find out why things are the way they are in the SDK

  • Become competent using Xcode 4, Objective-C, and Cocoa Touch programming

  • Save yourself development time and frustration

  • Practice your new skills in a creative environment with expert guidance

Attending this 4-day, hands-on programming course is a great way to quickly become a proficient iOS developer. You’ll come away from this course with the skills and confidence to create your first iOS app, or improve your existing app.

Hope to see you in a Studio this summer!