Ruby on Rails a Beginners Guide

A total beginners guide to building a Rails Application
Free tutorial
Rating: 3.8 out of 5 (930 ratings)
38,004 students
6hr 27min of on-demand video
English [Auto]

Have this skills to create a rails application and publish the app live on the web. Students learn the inner workings of rails and get introduced to gems, authentication, the rails console, rails generators, Git Hub and much more.


  • A little understanding of HTML is helpful, but it’s not required


When developing this course I wanted to really focus on the new developer. I have set things up so you can come into this course with no experience and once you complete the lessons you will be able to construct and deploy a Ruby on Rails application. The focus is on how to construct an application and not on "building a 'Time Machine' using Rails".

Some areas covered include: MVC, CRUD, Github, Heroku, Rails Console, Cloud 9, Rails Generators, Gems and other important topics.

Once you have completed this course you will have this skill to build out your very own application using a "step by step" approach or by using Rails generators.

Our first Model is our "User", we cover how this "Model" can be anything you desire.

We then look at styling your site using Gems and Bootstrap. I also show you resources on where to find cool Bootstrap layouts that you can simply drop into your application.

We then cover how to build association between a "User Model" and a "Article Model". This is an important step in any applications as it gives the ability to associate objects in your database.

Each Video comes with a text lecture and PDF which allows you to download the code that relates to each video.

We all need to walk before we run and so I hope you will join me on this walk into Ruby on Rails a Beginners Guide.

Who this course is for:

  • This Course is designed for beginners. If you already know how to create a site using rails this course is not for you.


Ruby On Rails
Stephen Chesnowitz
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 1,131 Reviews
  • 43,228 Students
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I have a lot of experience in media production. Back in the 90’s I worked as a Studio Manager and producer, I then became more involved with developing Interactive Media. I became a fan of rails back in 2012 and dove in head first. Over the years I have worked on some pretty cool projects. I am here to share what I can and help you along your path into the world of application development using Ruby on Rails.

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