Ruby for Testers

Ruby on Rails for Q/A Engineers

The Ruby for Testers training course provides a hands-on introduction to Ruby, Rails, and the entire Ruby ecosystem designed specifically for Q/A engineers responsible for creating, running, and testing software developed in Ruby.

Ruby on Rails for Q/A Engineers Training begins with a high-level overview of the Ruby language and platform, and compares it to alternate platforms like Java and .NET. It then progresses into a hands-on examination of the language and writing simple Ruby applications. With the core Ruby foundation laid, the course then transitions into an examination of the Rails framework, and other components of the Ruby ecosystem, like Gems, Cucumber, Selenium, etc.

Ruby for Testers does assume students have a prior programming knowledge.

Course Summary

Learn how to leverage Ruby to support the Q/A and testing processes.
Quality assurance engineers, project managers, and business analysts.
Skill Level: 
Learning Style: 

Hands-on training is customized, instructor-led training with an in-depth presentation of a technology and its concepts, featuring such topics as Java, OOAD, and Open Source.

Hands On help
3 Days
Productivity Objectives: 
  • Describe the advantages / disadvantages / differences of Ruby compared to other languages
  • Implement a basic Ruby application
  • Understand the structure of the Rails framework
  • Implement a simple unit test using Ruby
  • Understand how to leverage Ruby in a continuous integration environment
Ruby for Testers is part of the Ruby Training curriculum.

What You'll Learn

In the Ruby for Testers training course you’ll learn:

  • What is Ruby
    • History
    • Versioning
    • Where is it used
    • Related technologies (jRuby)
    • Competitive landscape
  • Setting up Ruby (Should be done before class if possible)
    • Downloading / installing Ruby on the Mac
    • Core Ruby configuration concepts
    • Working with TextMate
  • Ruby Basics
    • Objects
    • Keywords
    • Comments, Variables, Functions, Blocks
    • Flow control operators
  • Developing with Ruby
    • Arrays
    • Classes
    • Exceptions
    • Working with Files
  • Introduction to Test::Unit
    • What is a unit test
    • Writing tests
    • Running tests with Rake
  • Rails Quick Start
    • What is Rails
    • Key elements of Rails
    • Installing Rails using RubyGems
  • Developing HelloWorld Rails App
    • Setting up the infrastructure (db, webserver, etc.)
    • Scaffolding
    • Modifying the generated code
  • Introduction to Testing with Cucumber
    • What is Cucumber
    • Writing features
    • Running features in the browser with Selenium
  • Putting it all together
    • RubyGems
    • SVN
    • Testing (unit, functional, integration)
    • Debugging

Meet Your Instructor

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Peter started programming before he learned how to use a keyboard properly, after messing around with a Commodore 64, BASIC, and a few cassette tapes.

Starting in the late 1990’s Peter became a passionate contributor to the open source community. As an active participant he has submitted bug fixes and new features to several projects and has released many of his own software packages as open source.

In 2006 Peter left upper management and became a freelance software...

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