In this course, we will go through an example of building an actual application. Through that lens, we’ll explore all of the pieces of the web design and development process. What that process looks like and the tools and team used to build it.
You’ll get a clear explanation of the web development process and modern technology stack. You’ll understand how disparate terms like test-driven development, version control, and continuous development fit together in coherent whole. You’ll hear different ways of dividing team roles and ways to contribute to a code-based product when you’re not deeply technical.
thoughtbot is one of the leading Ruby on Rails development firms in the world, and has built and launched hundreds of successful Ruby on Rails applications. For years, they've been writing what they believe in their playbook, at http://playbook.thoughtbot.com.
Chad Pytel is founder and CEO of thoughtbot, one of the leading Ruby on Rails development firms and the creators of popular plugins like paperclip, factory_girl, shoulda, and well as their own products Airbrake and Trajectory. Chad is the author of Rails AntiPatterns and Pro Active Record, and is currently at work on Backbone.js on Rails He has spoken at numerous conferences around the world. He lives in Newton, MA with his wife and two children.