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Create a complete Ruby on Rails 4 app with a log in system and deploy it to Heroku

Learn Ruby on Rails in 8 short steps and build your first Rails app by following practical video tutorials from the 'Jump Start Rails' book author Andy Hawthorne.

In just 2 hours you can complete the course and then dive straight into the accompanying book 'Jump Start Rails' to complete your learning.


What you'll learn

  • Start the course by setting up your Rails environment, then move on to creating your first app from scratch
  • Along the way you’ll learn to work with controllers, layouts and scaffolds, plus adding a log in system and extra gems
  • By the end you’ll have deployed your new app to Heroku, one of the preferred hosting platforms for Rails apps
  • It’s the complete Rails introduction

Plus:

  • Manipulate controllers to produce flexible layouts
  • Set up Twitter Bootstrap on your app
  • Control access to resources
  • Take advantage of Markdown and helper methods

Who should do this

The course is perfect for any web developer trying to get started on Ruby and Ruby on Rails 4 quickly.

Back end developers experienced on other programming languages such as PHP will be able to get up to speed with Rails’ fundamentals in a couple of hours.

It is assumed that you know your way about the command line, and some programming fundamentals. Understanding the basics of back-end programming is recommended.

  • ★☆☆☆☆

    Move along.. Nothing to see here ...
  • ★★★★☆

    I enjoyed this beginner level and will watch it again while I practice doing it.
  • ★★☆☆☆

    It's like "how to make a blog in an hour".
  • ★☆☆☆☆

    It just wasn't what I expected. There was a lot that didn't even go through.
  • ★★☆☆☆

    This is more like a series of companion videos for the book "JumpStart Rails" rather than a course itself. If you only watch the videos you'll get confused.
  • ★★★☆☆

    Thought it gave a good start to rails, but jumped around alot. Didn't really explain why things were being done, it was more do this and this and this. done.
  • ★☆☆☆☆

    Useful for some features, but for me lacked detailed steps on some features
  • This is my first Rail App course. I found the presentation was ok but videos quality was poor. I will watch the videos again after reading the book. Aslam
  • ★★★★☆

    Great intro to Rails, short and sweet. To the point, but with enough details to give you all you need to start building rails apps.

Build your first Rails app

Create a complete Ruby on Rails 4 app with a log in system and deploy it to Heroku

Lesson 1: Introduction
1:08
Lesson 2: Setting Up For Rails
3:34
Lesson 3: Creating an App — Controllers and Layouts
10:47
Lesson 4: Creating Resources
8:31
Lesson 5: Logging in
11:37
Lesson 6: Markdown and Helpers
5:40
Lesson 7: Deploying to Heroku
13:18
Lesson 8: Wrap Up
0:25

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