Introduction to Merb: 3rd batch

by Satish Talim on March 2, 2009

Introduction to Merb Course

After the run-away success of the “Introduction to Merb” course at RL, we are pleased to announce the 3rd batch from 28th March 2009.

Merb – Ruby web framework for the enterprise

What’s Merb?

Merb is a Model View Controller (MVC) framework written in Ruby and used for building fast, scalable database-driven web applications.

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What Will I Learn?

The course topics, as suggested by Matt Aimonetti1 are:

  • Installation
    • Merb Installation
    • SQLite Installation
    • Installing database driver allowing DataMapper to connect to SQLite
    • Mongrel Installation
  • Interactive Merb
  • Router
  • Using Erubis
  • Developing a simple app
    • Callable tasks
    • Generating a Controller
    • Generating a Model
    • Setting Relationships
    • Helpers
    • CRUD
    • Partials
    • Exercises
  • merb-auth
  • A Mini-project

You can read through the RubyLearning FAQ.

Who’s It For?

Programmers with some background in Core Ruby and object-oriented concepts.


The course starts on 28th Mar. 2009 and runs for 2 weeks. You first need to register on the site and then enroll into the course. On registration, you can download the “Introduction to Merb” eBook.

Early Bird Registration Discounts

  • For the first 25 registrations, Course Fee: US$ 6 per participant.
  • For the next 25 registrations, Course Fee US$ 8 per participant.
  • After the first 50 registrations, Course Fee US$ 10 per participant.

The course fee goes towards maintaining RubyLearning and helps provide quality content to you.

So hurry, registrations have started.

With the Merb and Rails merger announced on 23rd Dec. 2008, this makes this training basically the first online training focusing on the future features of Rails 3, and a great way to get ahead of the game.

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  1. Note: Matt gave a list of things people might be interested in learning. Matt is not endorsing or approving the course.
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