Ruby on Rails a Beginners Guide

A total beginners guide to building a Rails Application
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (733 ratings)
29,485 students
Ruby on Rails a Beginners Guide
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (733 ratings)
29,485 students
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.
18 sections • 88 lectures • 6h 27m total length
  • Welcome
  • Welcome
  • STOP! Don't try to install Rails!
  • CRUDola
  • CRUD
  • MVC
  • The Database
  • Database
  • Creating Our Application
  • Moving Around
  • Moving Around
  • Fire Up The Server!
  • Getting Started With Git Version Control
  • Link it up to Git Hub
  • Update your IDE with SSH access
  • How Git Hub Saved My Life
  • Hello World So 1996
  • Git Time
  • Generation Control - Generating Controllers
  • Generate a Controller
  • Getting Sassy - Installing bootstrap-sass-rails Gem
  • Getting Sassy Part 2
  • Navigation
  • Navigation Partial
  • Creating a Partial
  • ERB
  • Navigation Cleanup
  • Contained
  • Footer
  • Font Awesome
  • User Set Up Gems
  • User Sign In
  • Update Development Dot RB
  • Sign In Sign Up Sign Out
  • Flash Helper
  • Gems
  • Heroku Production Push
  • Rails Console and Heroku
  • Bootstrap css and Navbar-Brand
  • Link To
  • Contact and About Links
  • Title Tab Favi
  • Adding Layouts To Pages
  • Two Footers!
  • If Else End Footer
  • If else
  • Generate A Migration
  • Migration
  • Custom Registration
  • Edit My Profile
  • Showing Links Based On Status
  • Edit The Sign Up Form
  • Edit The Edit User Registration
  • Git Push

Ruby On Rails
Stephen Chesnowitz
  • 4.1 Instructor Rating
  • 850 Reviews
  • 30,504 Students
  • 3 Courses

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.