This complete course is designed to educate and transform you into a job-ready, employable web developer. You'll learn by building real applications with features found in sites like Facebook, Hulu, and Dropbox.
You'll also build and launch a real startup that you can customize for your own business idea or online store. This course includes a downloadable ebook that details the steps to get hired as a freelancer or full-time web developer.
Why learn Rails? It's one of the highest paying programmer job titles out there with an average salary of over $100,000 in many cities and an entry level salary of approximately $77,000. It's easy to learn with the right instructor and the job market is excellent because there are simply not enough developers right now. The included ebook will show you exactly where to find the best, flexible jobs and how to do well with the interviews.
How does the course work?
Duration: Over 175 lectures and 22+ hours of videos and over 30 hours of exercises. The course is designed to also point you to a curated set of even more advanced topics to continue your learning and fill out your knowledge.
Build: You'll create your own portfolio of 14 sites (from the exercises) and you build and launch a startup that can sign users up and earn money by charging for premium memberships. You'll be able to customize this to launch your own business, online store, or startup and earn money around the clock.
Get Hired: The included ebook walks you through everything you need to find jobs, do well in the interviews, and get hired and paid entry level or more.
Take this course if you want an amazing, flexible job and lifestyle. Half-day Fridays, free food and beer, working from home are all common perks for Ruby on Rails web developers. And, if you have great startup ideas, this course will show you how to build them.
I tried so many courses, books, and tutorials when I was learning, but I was disappointed with what I found. That's why I made this course - so that you have one place to learn everything you need to become job-ready. Join me inside!
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Announcment - April 22nd 2015
For any sections in the course where we use Nitrous for coding, you must now register and/or login at https://lite.nitrous.io/ as they have changed their pricing. We are in discussions with Nitrous to see if they'll continue to offer their free accounts, but in the meantime, just use their Lite website for access to the interface.
There are two schedules to choose from depending on your flexibility: 12 week syllabus and 18 week syllabus. They both cover the exact same content: the 12 week syllabus is ideal for aggressive learners, unemployed, summer vacation, etc. and the 18 week syllabus is ideal for students with full-time jobs, school/university schedules, or enthusiasts.
This course is ultimately self-paced and these schedules serve as guides to follow for consistent learning and motivation. You have lifetime access to this content, so you can take your time. It is more important that you learn this material rigorously as opposed to rushing through it.
While cloud-based IDE's are much easier for students to get started with, some of you may be interested in setting up to code locally (i.e. on your own computer, instead of through a browser-based IDE). To do that visit either of these guides: http://guides.railsgirls.com/install/ orhttp://docs.railsbridge.org/installfest/
As of July 2015, you should be using Cloud9 instead of Nitrous, as your code editor (IDE). The main difference you need to take note of going forward, is that every time we run the Rails Server command in the course:
bundle exec rails server
You should instead use this command in Cloud9:
bundle exec rails server -p $PORT -b $IP
If you continue to get an error after running the 'git reset...' command, then you may need to run 'bundle update' and/or 'bundle install'.
You may need to install ImageMagick on Cloud9 using the following command: sudo apt-get install ImageMagick
Hello there! I'm Rob Dey and I'm a professional web developer with expertise in full-stack (front/back-end) development. Over the last 7+ years I've built web sites for Coca-Cola, Toyota, Newell Rubbermaid, Edison Nation, First Data, Bennigan's, and more. I've also founded my own profitable startups.
I'm a self-taught programmer, and I'm passionate about helping people learn and get jobs as web developers. I believe, with the right course and instructor, it can be a straightforward, amazing experience.
Learning to code was difficult - I had to look everywhere to find books, tutorials, and courses that could teach me what I needed to know, and most of the resources were too tough to get through! The Complete Web Developer Course with Ruby on Rails is the course I wish I had - one that is simple, clear, and covers everything you need to know to get hired with one of the highest paying programmer skill sets in the industry.