Build a Photo Blog with Ruby on Rails

Learn how to build a robust Ruby on Rails photo uploading and management application in this project based course.
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  • Lectures 21
  • Contents Video: 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 4/2015 English

Course Description

In this intermediate Ruby on Rails development course you will learn how to create a rails application from scratch and implement all of the code necessary for creating a photo uploading feature for a blog. This includes: creating and scaffolding the rails application with full CRUD functionality, building out the upload configuration files and dynamic sizing methods, connecting to the Amazon S3 CDN server for both uploading and downloading files for the application, building out the view files in the application to render the images, and much more. At the end I've also included an introduction to RSpec testing and how to integrate it into the application.

The frameworks, systems, and libraries you will learn how to use in this course are:

  • Ruby on Rails, version 4.2
  • Carrierwave for file upload processing
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) CDN API for storing and retrieving image files
  • Figaro for secure credential management
  • Fog for AWS API connections
  • Rspec for automated testing
  • MiniMagick for dynamically manipulating file sizes
  • ActiveRecord for managing database migrations and queries
  • And the processes associated with building a real Ruby on Rails web application!
By the end of this course you will be able to create a fully functional image uploading application, you can either extend it's functionality to turn it into something that fits your needs, or leverage the processes to include photo uploading and management into your own applications.
All of the source code for the working application is available for students to review and use.
Finally, it's my goal that all students are able to get through the course successfully, and I therefore check the course message board daily and assist students through any parts of the course.

What are the requirements?

  • Basic understanding of the Ruby on Rails framework
  • Have Ruby on Rails setup on their systems

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn how to build a Ruby on Rails photo uploading application
  • Learn how to work with the Amazon Web Services (AWS) API
  • Fully scaffold a blog application
  • Learn skills such as dynamic image sizing
  • Build applications with a MVC (model, view, controller) structure
  • Gain an introductory level of experience with RSpec testing
  • Work with the Postgres database

What is the target audience?

  • This Ruby on Rails course is meant for developers with a basic level of Ruby on Rails experience, this is an intermediate level course.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Application Creation
Creating the Rails Application
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03:26
Reviewing the File Setup in the Application
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05:45
Setting up the application's Model, Views, and Controller
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05:41
Working with the Rails Console
05:09
Integrating Validations for Data Integrity
04:28
Setting up the homepage in the route's file
03:21
Section 2: Integrate photo uploading processes
Gems for image uploading and connecting to the AWS API
05:36
Creating the Carrierwave Upload Generator File
02:23
Configuring the file upload parameters with custom resize methods
06:13
Integrating the photo upload process into the model
02:24
Setting up Figaro for secure environment variable management
03:27
Section 3: Connecting to the AWS CDN
Creating AWS Buckets on the CDN server
02:43
Integrating a connector to the AWS API with Fog
05:24
Section 4: Integrating photo uploading and rendering
Integrating the file upload field into the view form
03:08
Rendering images from the server onto the web application
05:21
Integrating photo rendering on the homepage
05:33
Making images clickable
02:21
Section 5: Introduction to Rspec Testing
RSpec Setup and Installation
03:30
Creating the User Model
02:14
Creating and Running User Validation Tests
09:49
Integrating Length Validations and Running in Documentation Mode
05:17

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Instructor Biography

Jordan Hudgens, CTO at devCamp

Jordan Hudgens has been a software engineer for the past decade and has traveled the world building applications and training individuals on a wide variety of topics, including: Ruby development, big data analysis, and algorithm creation.

With a Bachelor's in Computer Science, Jordan focuses on project driven education, as opposed to pure theory based development. This style of teaching is conducive to learning how to actually build products in a short period of time.

Additionally Jordan has published training curriculum for Learn.co, devCamp, and AppDev on the topics of Ruby on Rails, Java, AngularJS, NoSQL, API development, and algorithms.

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