Ruby on Rails is an open source web application framework for the Ruby programming language. It was created by David Heinemeier Hansson in 2004. In August 2006 Apple announced that it would ship Ruby on Rails with MacOS X v10.5 "Leopard", which was released in October 2007. Thus, Ruby on Rails became very popular.
There is a shortage of Ruby on Rails developers and currently they are very well paid. According to Mr. Bob Richardson, the Founder of SellingHive, one of the companies in the Fredonia Technology Incubator, companies can pay up to $150 per hour for an experienced programmer.
We are planning to start a course on Ruby on Rails in Fall 2011, if there is enough interest among the students. Please let us know whether you would take a course on Ruby on Rails. The course will be designed for beginners and won't require any previous programming knowledge. All majors are welcome. A number of local companies including SellingHive will support the course and provide projects for students during the semester. Students in the course would also have the opportunity for internships with the companies.
Please let us know if you would be interested in this course sending an e-mail to Ms. Melanie Austin (Melanie.Austin@fredonia.edu) with your name, e-mail address, and major.