Essential Gems for Your Rails Projects

Build a Rails application from scratch, with 10 key RubyGems required for every project.

The Challenge
So you have been developing your Rails application for sometime now, after a tutorial or two. Your data model is all setup and well implemented. But now, you want to include those common features that almost every web application has. What do you do?

What you’ll learn

  • Prototype the minimal viable product of your idea.
  • Understand the keys gems required for almost every Rails project.
  • Understand the model-view-controller architecture.
  • Develop a Rails application from scratch without using the Scaffold generator.
  • Implement search, pagination, authentication, authorization, friendly urls, debugging in a rails application.
  • Develop a miniature admin dashboard.
  • Understand the difference between categories & tags and how to implement them..

Course Content

  • Introduction & Development Tools –> 8 lectures • 32min.
  • CRUD, Resources and RESTful routes –> 11 lectures • 1hr 47min.
  • User Interface Design and Form –> 8 lectures • 1hr 41min.
  • Authentication and has_many Association –> 11 lectures • 1hr 59min.
  • Authorization –> 6 lectures • 49min.
  • Administration and Categories –> 12 lectures • 2hr 18min.
  • Image Upload –> 6 lectures • 22min.
  • User Friendly URLs and Search Functionality –> 6 lectures • 44min.
  • Section 9: Nested Resources & Associations –> 12 lectures • 2hr 51min.
  • Divide Content into Pages –> 3 lectures • 15min.
  • Section 10: Enough Gems Already –> 8 lectures • 1hr 51min.
  • Section 11: Deploy Application to Production –> 5 lectures • 54min.
  • Section 12: Conclusion –> 2 lectures • 5min.

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Requirements

  • You should have a basic understanding of HTML/CSS though not a requirement.
  • You should feel comfortable using a text editor, preferably Sublime Text.
  • You should have a working headphone.

The Challenge
So you have been developing your Rails application for sometime now, after a tutorial or two. Your data model is all setup and well implemented. But now, you want to include those common features that almost every web application has. What do you do?

This is where, Essential Gems for Your Rails Project comes in.

In this course we’ll build an event hosting and registration application using the Rails web framework from scratch, without using the famous scaffold generator in Rails, that will allow us to publish events and allow users to register and attend such events.

We are going to build a generic event hosting application based on some features available in already existing events hosting platforms such as Eventbrite and Egotickets.

With the absolute beginner in mind, we will explore the basics of web application development such as CRUD (create, read, update & destroy) of databases, model-view-controller / MVC architecture, associations, etc.

We will also cover ten (10) essential libraries / gems, which is the theme of this course, to assist you in every Rails application, to make your job easier and help you work faster to produce quality software. These libraries include pagination, authorization, authentication, file uploads, search, friendly urls, debugging, etc.

It is not going to be about gems only, we’ll implement some key features & concepts in most web applications such as categorizations, tagging, admin dashboard, associations, model-view-controller, data modeling, etc.

By the end of this course, you will develop a full functional rails application from scratch, which you can use some of the gems and features in your own projects.

If you are excited and ready to learn, lets get started!

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