Essential Gems for Your Rails Projects
What you'll learn
- Prototype the minimal viable product of your idea
- Understand the keys gems required for almost every Rails project
- Understand the model-view-controller architecture
- Develop a Rails application from scratch without using the Scaffold generator
- Implement search, pagination, authentication, authorization, friendly urls, debugging in a rails application
- Develop a miniature admin dashboard
- Understand the difference between categories & tags and how to implement them.
- You should have a basic understanding of HTML/CSS though not a requirement
- You should feel comfortable using a text editor, preferably Sublime Text
- You should have a working headphone
So you have been developing your Rails application for sometime now, after a tutorial or two. Your data model is all setup and well implemented. But now, you want to include those common features that almost every web application has. What do you do?
This is where, Essential Gems for Your Rails Project comes in.
In this course we'll build an event hosting and registration application using the Rails web framework from scratch, without using the famous scaffold generator in Rails, that will allow us to publish events and allow users to register and attend such events.
We are going to build a generic event hosting application based on some features available in already existing events hosting platforms such as Eventbrite and Egotickets.
With the absolute beginner in mind, we will explore the basics of web application development such as CRUD (create, read, update & destroy) of databases, model-view-controller / MVC architecture, associations, etc.
We will also cover ten (10) essential libraries / gems, which is the theme of this course, to assist you in every Rails application, to make your job easier and help you work faster to produce quality software. These libraries include pagination, authorization, authentication, file uploads, search, friendly urls, debugging, etc.
It is not going to be about gems only, we'll implement some key features & concepts in most web applications such as categorizations, tagging, admin dashboard, associations, model-view-controller, data modeling, etc.
By the end of this course, you will develop a full functional rails application from scratch, which you can use some of the gems and features in your own projects.
If you are excited and ready to learn, lets get started!
Who this course is for:
- Beginners who have ideas for products
- Students who love technologhy
- Project managers who want to understand their web developers
- Designers and IT professionals looking to augment their skills
- Computer science students who need practical skills
- Professional looking for a career change into software development
- Print designers who want to make the transition to digital
After several weeks of pursuing a friend to build the minimal viable product for my startup idea to no avail, I taught myself web development with Rails.
As a BSc. graduate with no programming background teaching myself web programming, the challenge was finding the right tutorial with the beginner in mind. However, I have benefited immensely from the Ruby on Rails community.
And hosting a course on this platform is my way of giving back to the community, but with focus on the absolute beginner who wants to learn Rails. My course walks you through how I wish beginners should be taught Ruby on Rails.