Ruby on Rails is one of the most popular and easy-to-use web development framework. You might have already used applications that were built with this framework. GitHub, Shopify, Airbnb, Basecamp, Twitch, SoundCloud, Hulu, Zendesk, Square, and Highrise are a few big names, but there are thousands of applications built using this framework since its release. If you’re looking forward to creating any such feature-rich applications for the modern web, then go for this Learning Path.
Packt’s Video Learning Paths are a series of individual video products put together in a logical and stepwise manner such that each video builds on the skills learned in the video before it.
The highlights of this Learning Path are:
Let’s take a quick look at your learning journey. This Learning Path dives deep into creating applications with the new built-in libraries and gems this framework has to offer. Explore what’s new in RoR5 before you get your hands on coding. Create your first chat room with the all-in-one rails generator command. Moving ahead, you will learn to use Rails as a JSON-API backend that can be consumed by different clients. Next, you’ll see how Turbolinks optimizes page loading and renders templates independent of controllers. You’ll learn how to create and configure a Rails 5 application and use its new features such as Rails 5 API and ActionCable.
By the end of this Learning Path, you will be able to take your web development skills to the next level with the all new Ruby on Rails 5.
Meet Your Experts:
We have combined the best works of the following esteemed authors to ensure that your learning journey is smooth:
Fred Heath is a freelance developer and consultant based in Wales. Over the last 20 years, he's worked at every stage of the software development life cycle using a variety of languages and platforms and ended up falling in love with Ruby and its ecosystem. He enjoys solving tricky problems, FOSS, meta programming, behavior-driven development, and agile processes. He also frequently writes online and speaks at conferences about Ruby, software development, and best practices. Fred is always happy to hear from you and chat about Ruby and Rails on Twitter.
In this video, we will install Rails 5 and generate our chatroom project.
In this video, we will extract our shared navigation and add model relations.
In this video, we will create our sessions controller and authenticate users using Bycrypt.
In this video, we will mount action cables to our routes and create subscriptions to message channels.
In this video, we will learn how to reject unauthorized connections and code application cable connection.
In this video, we will broadcast messages to room and take our chatroom for a test spin.
In this video, we will create a new project with a task model and note model. We will then seed the task and note the database tables.
In this video, we will create our notes controller and add central navigation.
In this video, we will see why turbolinks is worth a look.
Before embarking on the course, attendees will need to have a correctly-setup development environment for Ruby on Rails 5
Having setup the development environment for Ruby on Rails 5, we also need to know how to deploy our application.
In order to understand how this course utilizes the latest features of Ruby, you must know what new functionality is offered in Ruby 2.3.1 and Rails 5.
The user needs to understand how to create a new Rails 5 app, what their options are when using the ‘rails new’ generator, and how to configure it to create a new app using their database of choice.
Before we start writing our Rails application, we need to understand what Rails 5 gives us out of the box and how we can configure our Rails 5 project with a suitable test environment.
Most web apps will need to create and store data and ensure that only appropriate data is stored in the app. Rails achieves this with data models, migrations, and validations.
Testing is an extremely important part of software development and is particularly emphasized and supported within the Rails community. This video will cover the basics of test writing using Minitest.
You need to understand what type of built-in authentication Rails provides and why using the Devise gem is the best way to integrate authentication capability into our Rails app
This video aims to teach how to install and configure Devise in your Rails 5 application
Need to authenticate our application’s users (customers)
Devise’s default views and parameter methods don’t reflect our model’s specific fields
An understanding of the data entities our application operates upon and the relationships between them is fundamental to creating and maintaining our app
This video aims to teach how to define and implement relationships for your data models
You need to know about the different kinds of model validations and database constraints, and how to apply both
Having created models and associations, you need to know how to test them
Setting up routing correctly and understanding its implications is the key to developing a web application
Most web applications require a usable and stylish frontend in order to be successful
Users need functionality to view and manipulate reviews and issues for our products.
Having created controllers and actions, the attendee needs to know how to test them
In order to be able to build a RESTful API, you must understand what REST is and what it takes to build a good API
The know-how for the Rails API option and how to create an API project and expose a resource through it
APIs need to be able to authenticate their clients in order to be secure
You need to be able to test the authentication-led (JWT) APIs and implement query-based routes
We created an API app, but we don’t know how to use it from our Rails client
Attendees must understand what ActionCable is in order to build the User Presence feature
Attendees don’t know how to begin and what steps to take in order to set up ActionCable functionality in a Rails project.
The aim of this video is to create notifications whenever the customer writes a review.
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