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John Joyce wrote:
> 
> On Sep 7, 2007, at 3:05 PM, spariam wrote:
> 
>> We're beginning to move to RoR and our company is offering to provide
>> training (we have several years experience with mod_perl and we're
>> doing new projects in RoR)...I know of Pragmatic's courses. Are there
>> any recommended onsite trainers? Checking options to bring someone in
>> to our office as opposed to sending several programmers out of town.
>>
>> Thanks...
>>
>>
> 
> If you've got several years with mod_perl, you'd probably save
> yourselves a load of money, just take a week away from everything else
> with a few good books. If you've got a group working on things together
> you'll get it down in a month flat.
> Basic Rails is pretty simple once it sinks in. Save the training
> consultant for the more complicated stuff.
> 
> 

I disagree with this point of view. I'm guessing there are budgets and
deadlines -- this is a corporate project, not something somebody is
doing as a hobby or as an open source community thing. Get the training
- -- it's worth every penny of it and probably will have a *major* payback
in terms of quality of your application and the speed at which you
deliver it!

I'm learning Ruby from books and from hands-on experience, but it's not
something I expect to use in my day job. If they asked me to become a
Rails developer and offered formal training, I'd jump at the chance!
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