FOSSMeet 2017

FOSSMeet is an annual event at NIT Calicut that brings together the Free and Open Source Community from around the country.

Anagha R


Getting started with Ruby on Rails

Submitted Dec 2, 2016

Ruby on Rails is not a coding language. It is a web development framework built on the Ruby programming language. Nearly every line of Rails source code is written in Ruby. When you are developing an application in Rails, you are writing Ruby.

Rails combines the Ruby programming language with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to create a web application that runs on a web server. Because it runs on a web server,it is considered a ‘server-side’ or ‘back end’(the web browser is the “front end”). Rails which has a pool of open source software libraries (RubyGems, or “gems”) makes it possible to build complex sites easily.


Ruby on Rails is a web application framework built on the Model-View-Controller (MVC) architectural pattern in order to improve the maintainability of the application. The Model maintains the relations with the database, the View manages the display logic, while the Controller deals with the application flow.

The session is primarly focussed on newbies. The session starts with the basic introduction and installation of Rails followed by developing a simple application on the same. Rails is so fun for beginners is because it is really robust and it already has a built in structure with which you can develop your applications easily.


Anyone who is interested in learning a new framework is welcome. A laptop with linux based operating system is recommended.

Speaker bio

I am an undergraduate in Computer Science and Engineering from Amrita University,Amritapuri and an open source enthusiast. Being an active member of the FOSS club at the University, I was involved in organising several activities like hackathons, workshops and technical sessions. I have hands on experience in Ruby on Rails and have conducted a beginner level session on RoR as a part of the Rails Girls Summer of Code. I am a GHCI 2016 student scholar and a student advisor for #include fellowship programme by she++ community.



{{ gettext('Login to leave a comment') }}

{{ gettext('Post a comment…') }}
{{ gettext('New comment') }}
{{ formTitle }}

{{ errorMsg }}

{{ gettext('No comments posted yet') }}