Back after a long time

I am blogging after a long time;it’s not that I am great blogger,forget of being great,I am not even a miniscule blogger.

I have been swamped with work and travels and I had a real hectic life (again,that’s nothing great as who is not busy).

Lot of things happened in the past couple of months:

1.I am speaking in various educational institutes:

a.It started with Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research(SICSR),Pune.I spoke to the First Year Msc.CA students about Open Source Software.I have always enjoyed talking in SICSR,Pune.

b.The next was Naralkar Institute.I spoke to the Second Year MCM students on Open Source Software.It was great to interact with the faculties and students.A very professionaly managed institute.

Ruby Talks:

a.Institute of Management and Career courses.I spoke to the students of MCM Second Year on Open Source and Ruby.The faculties and the students were very cordial.I hope some of the students liked the talk and more importantly the language.Ruby has a magnetic effect on the programmers;it’s simplicity draws the instant attention of the programmers.

b.The next was Naralkar Institute.I spoke to the Second Year MCM students on Ruby.

c.Suryadatta Group of Institutes,Pune

Ruby / RoR Training Camp, Pune (India)

Hello,

Reevik Technologies Pvt. Ltd. will be conducting a 5-day training camp
on Ruby and Ruby on Rails at Pune,India. Seating is
limited to 15 people. Seat allocation will be strictly on a
first-come-first-serve basis.

Details below:

Date:          21st June thru 25th June 2006
Time:          9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Place:         SICSR,Pune
Address:     SICSR,Atur Center,Gokhale Cross Road,Model Colony.

                  Pune – 411016,India

Cost:          Rs. 6,000.00 per person per day (group discounts
available)
Facilities:    Computers (Windows OS) with broadband Internet access/Wifi

Instructor/Trainer: Dibya Prakash
Lab Assistant: Vikrant Chaudhari
Contact:     Vaidehi Keskar
                  Phone: + 91-202-422-3058 /91-203-253-6287

                  Mobile: +91-989-060-1121
                 

                  Email:training@reevik.com

Course Content:  2 days Ruby, 3 days RoR.

Intro to Ruby (Day 1)
=====================

Hour 1: Ruby Basics
——-
 1. Interpreted: irb.exe (interactive shell), ruby.exe (file based)
 2. Basic screen I/O: gets, puts (print, p)
 3. Control flow: if-then-else, case-end, while/unless-loop, do-loop
 4. Expressions and functions
 5. Standard Types and Variables: local vs. global
 6. Dynamic nature: variables do not have types (dynamic binding)
 7. Coding Style

Hour 2: Language with a Class
——-
 1. Class vs. object: every thing is an object
 2. Containers: Array, Hash, String, Regex(optional)
 3. Blocks: power of Ruby (lexical closure)
 4. Iterators: yeild, each, map, select, reject, inject
 5. Exception Handling

Hour 3: Modularity
——-
 1. Modules
 2. Mixins
 3. Inheritance in Ruby
 4. Syntax Sugar (Hash arguments, optional parenthesis)
 5. File handling: require and load

Hour 4: Dynamics
——-
 1. Hidden Class
 2. method_missing
 3. Duck typing
 4. Proc object
 5. Executable Class definition
 6. Reflection

Hour 5: Library
——-
 1. Core Functionality
 2. Standard Library
 3. Unit testing
 4. Web protocols
 5. Threads (optional)
 6. GUI frameworks (optional)
Hour 6: Tools & IDEs
——-
 1. Debugger
 2. Rdoc
 3. ri, fxri
 4. Rake
 5. gem
 6. IDEs
 
——————————————————————–
Intermediate Ruby (Day 2)
=====================

Hour 1:  Testing and Profiling
——-
 1. Benchmark
 2. Profiling
 3. System Hooks
 4. Tracing program execution
 5. Invoking Garbage Collection: WeakRef

Hour 2: Object Model
——-
 1. Interaction between Classes and Objects
 2. Object space
 3. Freezing objects
 4. Tainted objects
 5. Marshaling Objects

Hour 3: Networking and Databases
——-
 1. Net Library: ftp/http/smtp/telnet/pop3
 2. DBI Library
 3. Threading
 4. DRb/Rinda
 5. SOAP/XMLRPC

Hour 4: Web
——
 1. CGI Library
 2. Templating engines: ERB, Amrita
 3. REXML
 4. Redcloth/Bluecloth
 5. YAML
 6. Webservers: Webrick, Mongrel

Hour 5: Extending/Embedding Ruby      
——-           ——-
 1. Ruby in C         
 2. C in Ruby   

 3. JRuby         
 4. Ruby.NET

Hour 6: Case Study
——-
 1. Write a complete application: tests first!
 2. Create a gem
 3. Document using Rdoc
 4. Publish it on Rubyforge
 5. Announce it to the mailing list
——————————————————————–

Day 3 – Rails Quick Start

   1. Generating a Rails application: Intro to MVC
   2. Developing a simple Rails application
   3. Views & Controllers
   4. Cleaning your views with Layouts
   5. ActionController filters

——————————————————————–
Day 4 – Intermediate Rails

   1. Connecting to a database: ActiveRecord
   2. ActiveRecord filters and observers
   3. Setting up a schema with Active Record Migrations
   4. Unit tests and fixtures
   5. Functional testing in Rails
   6. Integration Testing

——————————————————————–

Day 5 – Advanced Rails

   1. AJAX and RJS
   2. Advanced Active Record associations with polymorphic joins
   3. Deployment and scaling
   4. Rails performance optimization
   5. Developing Plugins
   6. Developing Engines

Ruby on Rails Workshop

 Kansas City Ruby User's Group (http://kcrug.org/) proudly presents the first "Ruby on Rails Workshop" for those eager to get started into Ruby on Rails. This one-and-half-day workshop will offer a quick introduction to Ruby and the Ruby on Rails web application framework.

 Sponsored by Reevik, Inc., it will provide web developers with a basic understanding of the concepts, tools and tips needed to build full-featured web applications using Ruby on Rails.

 The workshop is spread over three half-day sessions on June 19th, 20th, and 21st. Here are the details:

 Days:         June 19th, 20th, 21st.

Time:         5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Venue:        Overland Park Community Center,
             Room 204,
             6300W. 87th Street,
             Overland Park, KS 66212, USA
             (913) 895-6390
http://www.opkansas.org/_Res/Parks_and_Recreation/Places/Community_Centers/opcc.cfm

 Fees:         $150.00 (payable in check only, at the door)

Max Limit:    25 attendees

RSVP:         shanko_date (at) yahoo dot com

Speaker:      Shashank Date, Founder Member, KCRUG

 Speaker Bio:  Shashank has been using Ruby for over four years both professionally and on his hobby projects. He has been dabbling with the Ruby on Rails framework since its inception, although professionally only since early this year. He is actively involved in various open source projects using Ruby and is the co-editor of the online zine "Ruby Code & Style" ( ). He is the technical editor of two forthcoming titles being published by Sams Publishing. Shashank is also the President of Reevik, Inc.Note:         The facility does _not_ have computers or Internet connection
       Please bring your own laptops, if possible. CD full of Windows based goodies will be distributed.
       Free Pizza/Subs/Soft-drinks will also be provided.

 ****  RSVP\'s will be highly appreciated: shanko_date (at) yahoo dot com ****

 Content:

          Day1: Introduction to Ruby
                * Language Basics
                * Classes and Modules
                * Blocks
                * Dynamics and Reflection
                * Libraries and Tools

            Day2: Introduction to Ruby on Rails
                * Intro to MVC Architecture
                * Developing a simple Rails application
                * Views & Controllers
                * Layouts
                * ActiveRecord
                * ActionController filters

          Day3: Developing a full-featured web application
                * ActiveRecord filters and observers
                * Active Record Migrations
                * Unit tests and fixtures
                * Functional testing
                * Integration testing
                * AJAX and RJS

— Shashank Daté

",1] ); //–> http://www.artima.com/rubycs). He is the technical editor of two forthcoming titles being published by Sams Publishing. Shashank is also the President of Reevik, Inc.

 Note:         The facility does _not_ have computers or Internet connection.
       Please bring your own laptops, if possible. CD full of Windows based goodies will be distributed.
       Free Pizza/Subs/Soft-drinks will also be provided.

 ****  RSVP's will be highly appreciated: shanko_date (at) yahoo dot com ****

 Content:

          Day1: Introduction to Ruby
                * Language Basics
                * Classes and Modules
                * Blocks
                * Dynamics and Reflection
                * Libraries and Tools

            Day2: Introduction to Ruby on Rails
                * Intro to MVC Architecture
                * Developing a simple Rails application
                * Views & Controllers
                * Layouts
                * ActiveRecord
                * ActionController filters

          Day3: Developing a full-featured web application
                * ActiveRecord filters and observers
                * Active Record Migrations
                * Unit tests and fixtures
                * Functional testing
                * Integration testing
                * AJAX and RJS