Think of the most awesome app, something crazy that can anything, something even magical. Now, that you have an idea in mind, you can actually build it with Ruby on Rails. This magical framework has been the power behind a lot of huge and powerful apps, including Airbnb, Hulu, Zendesk, SoundCloud, etc.
Now, don’t go confusing Ruby and Rails as the same thing. Ruby is actually a programming language that can be used with or without Rails. On the other hand, Rails is a framework, a powerful one at that. It is open sourced and can be used to build dynamic and modern web applications.
Building apps isn’t always a fun task, sometimes it can be tedious and long and boring, but with the right tutorial or course, there is always a fun way to learn a great programming language or even a framework. This course has been designed exactly for that purpose!
While building a quirky website, you will actually learn how to start programming in Ruby with Ruby on Rails. This course starts at the very beginning, so newbies you don’t have to worry about being overpowered with information. And intermediate students, simply skip the sections you already know and move on the actual building part.
In this course, you will learn the basic syntax of Ruby and simple components of Ruby on Rails by building an actual little fun superhero name generator website from scratch. In this you will not only learn how to design the website, but also connect a third party API to generate data and images, then we'll learn how to manipulate that on our app.
We'll also really dive into the Rails controller (the 'C' in the Rails MVC system). Learning how to work with the Controller gives you all kinds of power over your app to do really cool things.
That’s not all, you will also learn how to use the famous Bootstrap CSS framework to style the app.
What you will learn in this course:
A detailed introduction to Ruby on Rails
Setting up a cloud development environment
Introduction to Cloud 9 Development Environment
Understanding Version Control with Git and Github
How to Generate a Web Page, including how to add links and rails partials
Introduction to Bootstrap Framework, as well as how to install it.
Understanding Bootstrap essentials such as Partials, Panels and how to integrate it with your website
Introduction to Ruby Programming, including important concepts such as OOP, Variables, Operators, Conditionals, Loops, Hashes, etc.
Introduction to the Rails Controller
Understanding the Faker Gem
What are web forms and the different tags
How to host your app with Heroku
and so much more!
So what are you waiting for? Enroll now and learn to design shiny apps with Ruby
About the Instructor
John Elder is a pioneer in Internet Marketing who created one of the first Internet advertising networks back in 1997. He sold it to a publicly traded company at the height of the dot com boom and then went on to create the best-selling Submission-Spider search engine submission software that's been used by over 3 million individuals and small businesses in over 45 countries.
Today he teaches Web Development courses at Codemy the online code school he founded.
John graduated with honors with a degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis where he was an artsci scholar.
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