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Our modern life would not be possible without web applications. Everytime you check your email, contact your friends on your preferred social network or read the news, you are probably using a web app.

In this course you will learn the basic programming skills to start building web applications. You will understand how a modern app is built using the MVC structure, how to handle different HTTP requests, and how to prototype an idea.

By the end of this course, you will be able to build basic web apps, and understand the basic concepts of web development.

What You’ll Learn

In this course you will learn basic web development.

  • How to handle different HTTP requests
  • How to design an application following an MVC pattern
  • How to use basic HTML and CSS

What’s in a Class?

This is not "sit back and watch slides" — all Jumpstart Lab courses are hands-on. We work with real applications and you’ll implement these tools and techniques yourself. By the end of the class, you’ll have real experience, real skills, and real code to reference.

Who’s this for?

This course is built for people with basic programming experience. Students will have to feel comfortable using a computer and must have taken an introductory programming course. No previous computer science knowledge is required.

What equipment is needed?

For this session you'll need:

  • a computer with Mac OS or Linux (Windows users can setup Linux in a virtual machine)
  • Ruby 2.0 and Rails 4.0 installed

Detailed setup instructions will be sent out a week before the class takes place.

Who we are

We have the most experienced instructional team in the Ruby/JS world. Learn more about us.

  • Nick Gauthier
  • Jeff Casimir
  • Franklin Webber
  • Katrina Owen
  • Steve Klabnik

As always, this class is backed by our 110% money-back guarantee.

Learn a new skill

Jumpstart Lab offers training in fundamental, intermediate, and advanced levels of Ruby, Rails, JavaScript, jQuery, Backbone.js, ExtJS, HTML5/CSS3, and Git. Email for more information or checkout the courses page.



This in-person or online class runs across two days of two sessions each.

Day 1 Day 2

Introduction to Web Development

  • How the Web Works
  • HTTP Requests
  • MVC Framework
  • Models
  • Views
  • Controllers

Building an App

  • Creating a Blog
  • Creating your first Models
  • Setting up the Routes
  • Handling requests via Controllers
  • Displaying information on the Views


Pricing for this course is $549 per attendee.

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Private / On-Site Course

This course can be run as a dedicated course for your team, either online or on-site. Send an email to and tell us whether you're interested in online or in person, how many participants you expect, and a bit about what kind of work you're doing. We'll get right back to you with a quote and customized plan.


Jeff Casimir is the Principal at Jumpstart Lab, has been teaching Ruby and Rails since 2005, and tells awesome jokes. He's conducted training for our largest clients, small teams, and many individuals.

Contact Us

(202) 670-2852
(202) 280–1257
1510 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80202 U.S.A

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