Ruby on Rails: Training and Skills to Build Web Applications
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Ruby on Rails: Training and Skills to Build Web Applications

Designed for entrepreneurs who want to learn to code their own ideas. No prior experience needed.
4.0 (220 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
9,378 students enrolled
Created by Alex Yang
Last updated 1/2014
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Includes:
  • 7 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of this course, you will be able to build a complete web app with the skills to apply your learnings to any idea.
  • You will learn how to use Ruby 2 and Rails 4 to rapidly prototype your ideas.
  • You will learn the basics of front-end web design with Bootstrap 3.
  • You will learn how to work with APIs by using the Stripe API to implement payments.
  • You will learn how to implement features such as user login, data validations, image uploads, order forms, seller dashboards, and purchase histories.
  • You will learn how to navigate GitHub and Heroku.
  • You will learn how to read documentation to install and setup open-source code.
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Requirements
  • All software will be free to download and will be covered in the course
Description

Why Take this Class?

This course is the one I wish I had when I first taught myself to code.

I spent a year wading through coding exercises, programming books, and online tutorials. Similar to traditional education, I thought I had to learn everything from the ground up—first master the basics of HTML, then pick a programming language, then learn to build simple functionalities, then develop more advanced features.

But really, I just wanted to know how to build a website that does “___________” (fill in the blank with your own million dollar idea). When I finally finished building my first website, I realized I had been learning it all wrong for my purpose.

So if your goal is to master a programming language and become the ultimate software engineer, this may not be the course for you.

If, however, you’re looking for an effective way to rapidly implement your ideas on the web, you’re in the right place. Read on.


What You’ll be Learning

This course will take you through building an online marketplace similar to Etsy. You will learn to develop functionalities common to many websites including:

  • Upload product listings complete with prices, descriptions, and images
  • Create user accounts and login to see personalized dashboards
  • Implement powerful design features with CSS
  • Accept credit card payments and initiate transfers to third-party bank accounts
  • Secure your sensitive account data
  • Deploy your website live

Along the way, we'll learn to use the latest versions of popular technologies. We’ll be working with Ruby on Rails, as well as front-end tools like Twitter Bootstrap and CSS. We’ll touch upon databases with SQLite; APIs with Stripe; and even hosting platforms such as GitHub, Heroku, and Dropbox. The skills you’ll have learned will be valuable for building any idea.



About BaseRails

BaseRails is a video learning platform that teaches Ruby on Rails and other technologies through building real world projects. Our collection of project-based courses walk you through coding robust applications like Etsy and Yelp while covering the most relevant programming topics, APIs, and tools used by developers.

Whether you're learning to code to become a web developer, or just looking to prototype your MVP, we believe working on projects is the most effective way to learn. Instead of being taught theory, you’ll learn by building working applications. You understand the big picture concepts before filling in the details. You learn to build apps the way developers do — one feature at a time.

Most people feel demotivated when they take traditional programming classes, but with BaseRails, you’ll make rapid progress on your projects so you always stay engaged. Along the way, you learn in-demand tech skills through practice and solving problems with available resources, not through brute memorization.

With a growing community of students who love our practical approach, we aim to become the leader of online, project-based learning for every subject.

Enroll on baserails.com for a free account.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who is interested in learning to build websites.
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Curriculum For This Course
43 Lectures
07:09:40
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Get Up and Running
3 Lectures 12:04

If you're using a Mac computer, we'll install all the tools you need to start coding: Xcode, iTerm, Homebrew, Git, RVM, Ruby, Rails, and Sublime Text 2. It's a little tedious, but you'll only need to do it once (per computer).

Preview 05:58

If you're using a Windows or other non-Mac computer, we'll install all the tools you need to start coding: Ruby, Rails, Git, and Sublime Text 2. It's a little tedious, but you'll only need to do it once (per computer).

Preview 03:04
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Create Our Website
4 Lectures 28:08
Create a New App
05:13

Add Our First Pages
06:26

Add Links
06:40

Add Listings
09:49
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Add Front-end Design
4 Lectures 32:58
Install Bootstrap
06:17

Add a Navigation Bar
08:45

Simplify Our Code
05:09

Build Beautiful Forms
12:47
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Update Listings With Images
4 Lectures 50:32
Install Paperclip and ImageMagick
04:40

Set Up Paperclip
13:49

Design Page Layouts
15:36

Add Custom CSS
16:27
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Save and Deploy
3 Lectures 22:05
Set up GitHub
05:58

Commit Our Code to GitHub
07:45

Deploy on Heroku
08:22
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Host Images Online
3 Lectures 30:01
Set Up Dropbox
13:22

Protect Our Account Data
11:53

Configure Dropbox Settings
04:46
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Add Users
5 Lectures 01:07:43
Install Devise
08:11

Insert Conditional Links
15:34

Customize Devise Forms and Alerts
19:32

Add Names to Users
09:59

Validate User and Listing Data
14:27
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Connect Users to Listings
5 Lectures 01:06:43
Associate Listings With Users
19:12

Set User Permissions
14:06

Create a Seller Page
11:42

Redesign the Seller Page
12:23

Create a Homepage Banner
09:20
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Place Orders
4 Lectures 45:00
Link Orders, Listings, Users - Part 1
10:16

Link Orders, Listings, Users - Part 2
16:27

Create Order History Pages
10:33

Reorganize Order Links and URLs
07:44
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Accept Payments
4 Lectures 42:33
Set Up Stripe
07:25

Add Credit Card Fields
11:38

Verify Credit Card Data
09:42

Charge Credit Cards
13:48
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About the Instructor
Alex Yang
4.3 Average rating
384 Reviews
10,744 Students
2 Courses
Hacker and Instructor at BaseRails

Alex graduated from Harvard with a degree in Applied Math and spent two years at the Boston Consulting Group in New York.

He was always interested in the tech space and eventually decided to quit his job to become an entrepreneur. He taught himself to code to prototype his business ideas, but the process of wading through coding exercises, one-off videos, and programming books was slow and ineffective.

He created this course to save others the time and hassle he went through when learning to build web apps. Currently, he works on BaseRails and develops curriculum for Codecademy to teach little kids how to program.