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Dissecting Ruby on Rails 5 - Become a Professional Developer

Don't simply follow a tutorial, learn what it really takes to become a pro Rails developer with this immersive course


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Price
£59.99 inc VAT
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Study method
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Duration
40.1 hours
Qualification
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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Overview

What you'll learn

  • Build a professional Rails application.

  • Implement advanced JavaScript components, such as persistent drag and drop functionality and live page update via ActionCable into a Rails application.

  • Deploying a Rails application along with the ActionCable web socket feature to Heroku.

  • Build a Rails 5 application that utilizes multiple layouts.

  • Build jQuery and CoffeeScript components that can be utilized by the Rails application.

Curriculum

23
sections
226
lectures
40h 6m
total
    • 15: PC Environment Setup: Installing Virtual Box 03:07
    • 16: Guide to Installing Ubuntu Linux in VirtualBox 09:35
    • 17: How to Reboot a Linux Virtual Machine from the Terminal 01:37
    • 18: Installing Desktop Applications and Ubuntu Navigation Tips and Tricks 08:41
    • 19: How to Sign Up for a GitHub Account 03:10
    • 20: How to Install Git on Linux and Connect to GitHub via SSH 19:44
    • 21: How to Securely Install Node and NPM on Linux via NVM 09:16
    • 22: Installing the Heroku CLI and the Full Deployment Lifecycle 14:04
    • 23: How to Install and Work with Sublime Text in Linux 08:04
    • 24: PC Setup: Guide for Ruby on Rails and Postgres on Linux - Part 1 of 2 09:54
    • 25: PC Setup: Guide for Ruby on Rails and Postgres on Linux - Part 2 of 2 14:51
    • 26: Fixing the Role Does Not Exist Error 05:27
    • 27: Section Introduction Preview 00:57
    • 28: Signing Up for a Project Management Account 02:54
    • 29: Managing the Project Management Dashboard 07:44
    • 30: Importing Project Management Tasks into Pivotal Tracker 01:15
    • 31: Creating a Rails Application 10:40
    • 32: Generating a Blog for the Portfolio Application Using Rails Scaffolds 11:11
    • 33: Analyzing the Rails Process: Index and Show Actions 11:56
    • 34: Analyze the Rails Process: New, Create, Edit, Update and Destroy Actions Preview 13:52
    • 35: Analyzing the Rails Process: Routing with Resources 06:49
    • 36: Rails File System Overview 13:07
    • 37: Updating the Project Management Dashboard 01:26
    • 38: Deep Dive: Analyzing the Application Generator - Part 1 of 2 11:31
    • 39: Deep Dive: Analyzing the Application Generator - Part 2 of 2 17:15
    • 40: Section Introduction Preview 02:19
    • 41: How to Sign Up for a GitHub Account 03:14
    • 42: Generating SSH Keys to Securely Communicate with GitHub 04:22
    • 43: Guide to GitHub Preview 11:49
    • 44: How to Update a .gitignore File to Securely Store Secret Credentials 10:49
    • 45: Guide to the Markdown Syntax 09:39
    • 46: Updating the Git Sprint in the Project Management Dashboard 00:33
    • 47: Deep Dive: Analyzing Version Control and Git - Part 1 of 2 18:14
    • 48: Deep Dive: Analyzing Version Control and Git - Part 2 of 2 12:42
    • 56: Section Introduction Preview 01:32
    • 57: Building out a Seeds File for Generating Dynamic Sample Data 15:23
    • 58: Implement an Index Action from Scratch in Rails Preview 11:37
    • 59: Build the New and Create Functionality from Scratch in Rails 19:31
    • 60: Implement the Ability to Edit Database Records from Scratch in Rails 12:38
    • 61: How to Use the Link To Method in Rails for Creating Dynamic Links 13:20
    • 62: How to Implement the Show Action from Scratch in Rails 11:41
    • 63: Building the Ability to Delete Items in Rails 15:27
    • 64: How to Implement Custom Routes for Pages in Rails 08:36
    • 65: How to Override the Rails Resources Routes for the Show Action 07:05
    • 66: How to Implement Permalinks in a Rails Application - Part 1 of 2 17:27
    • 67: How to Implement Permalinks in a Rails Application - Part 2 of 2 Preview 04:36
    • 68: How to Use Enums in Rails to Manage Data Stages 12:40
    • 69: How to Implement a Custom Action in Rails via a Button Click - Part 1 of 2 12:03
    • 70: How to Implement a Custom Action in Rails via a Button Click - Part 2 of 2 09:36
    • 71: Updating the Project Management Dashboard and Performing a Pull Request 05:02
    • 72: Deep Dive: Rails Routing and Data Flow - Part 1 of 3 12:47
    • 73: Deep Dive: Rails Routing and Data Flow - Part 2 of 3 13:28
    • 74: Deep Dive: Rails Routing and Data Flow - Part 3 of 3 16:20
    • 75: Section Introduction Preview 01:08
    • 76: Implementing Data Validations in Rails 5 11:39
    • 77: Guide to Data Relationships in Rails 15:48
    • 78: How to Implement Custom Scopes in Rails 5 15:44
    • 79: How to Set Default Values in Rails 5 12:41
    • 80: How to Use Concerns in Rails 5 Preview 13:17
    • 81: Building an Additional Parent/Child Relationship in Rails 5 10:27
    • 82: Rails 5 Complex Forms: Configuring Nested Attributes in the Model 17:06
    • 83: Rails 5 Complex Forms: Configuring Nested Attributes in the Form 16:37
    • 84: Deep Dive: Working with SQL and ActiveRecord in Rails 5 - Part 1 of 3 15:55
    • 85: Deep Dive: Working with SQL and ActiveRecord in Rails 5 - Part 2 of 3 14:09
    • 86: Deep Dive: Working with SQL and ActiveRecord in Rails 5 - Part 3 of 3 14:46
    • 87: Section Introduction Preview 00:38
    • 88: How to Install Devise in Rails 5 07:47
    • 89: Using Devise to Implement Registrations and Login Functionality 18:10
    • 90: Building Custom Routes for Authentication Pages with Devise in Rails 5 03:28
    • 91: Enable Users to Logout and Dynamically Render View Content in Rails 5 06:31
    • 92: How to Add Custom Attributes to a Device Based Authentication System Preview 14:45
    • 93: How to Use Controller Concerns in Rails 5 for Devise Custom Attributes 14:51
    • 94: Integrate Virtual Attributes to Extract First and Last Name Data from a User 17:23
    • 95: Deep Dive: Using BCrypt to Implement Encryption in Ruby 19:08
    • 103: Section Introduction Preview 02:36
    • 104: How to Customize the Rails Master Layout File - Part 1 of 2 15:16
    • 105: How to Customize the Rails Master Layout File - Part 2 of 2 08:44
    • 106: Guide to Using Multiple Layout Files in Rails 5 13:57
    • 107: Introduction to Partials in Rails 5 08:13
    • 108: How to Send Data to Partials to Generate Custom Behavior in Rails 5 15:27
    • 109: Guide to View Helpers in Rails 5 Preview 16:59
    • 110: How to Use the Rails Content Tag Helper to Auto Generate HTML Code 14:48
    • 111: Introduction to Rendering Collections via Partials in Rails 5 09:29
    • 112: Guide to Manually Configuring Partials to Work with Collections in Rails 07:02
    • 113: Guide to Helpful ActionView Helper Methods in Rails 5 14:46
    • 114: Deep Dive: Tips and Tricks to Working with ActionView in Rails 5 - Part 1 of 2 12:12
    • 115: Deep Dive: Tips and Tricks to Working with ActionView in Rails 5 - Part 2 of 2 15:06
    • 116: Section Introduction Preview 01:10
    • 117: How to Utilize Puts Debugging in Rails 07:41
    • 118: Guide to Byebug in Rails 5 09:04
    • 119: Guide to Debugging with Pry in Rails 5 18:54
    • 120: Proper Way to Implement Error Management in a Rails Application - Part 1 of 2 14:54
    • 121: Proper Way to Implement Error Management in a Rails Application - Part 2 of 2 05:54
    • 129: Section Introduction Preview 01:42
    • 130: Introduction to Authorization and How to Install the Petergate Gem 07:54
    • 131: How to Add Roles to the User Model in Rails 5 05:14
    • 132: Guide to Implementing Petergate in a Rails 5 Application - Part 1 of 2 15:18
    • 133: Guide to Implementing Petergate in a Rails 5 Application - Part 2 of 2 11:36
    • 134: Section Introduction Preview 00:34
    • 135: Portfolio Design Planning for Layout Specific Styles 08:38
    • 136: Implementing the Initial Homepage Design in Rails 5 with Bootstrap 4 08:35
    • 137: Building a Navigation Partial for the Master Application Layout with Bootstrap 10:46
    • 138: Implement a Footer Along with Adding Method Arguments to a Rails View Helper 14:18
    • 139: How to Embed a Google Map into a Rails Application 06:14
    • 140: Guide to Updating the Styles for the Devise Edit Account Page in Rails 16:20
    • 141: How to Override Default Bootstrap Styles for Text Alignment in the Card Class 06:02
    • 142: Implementing Styles for the Devise Registration Page with Bootstrap 4 14:29
    • 143: How to Design the Login and Password Pages with Bootstrap 4 Form Styles 14:47
    • 144: How to Set Default Values for View Helper Method Arguments in Rails 5 Preview 03:50
    • 145: Integrating a Different Design for a Separate Blog Layout in Rails 5 11:33
    • 146: How to Use Bootstrap 4 to Add a Custom Nav Bar to a Blog Layout in Rails 07:06
    • 147: Customizing the Design for the Blog Index Page with Bootstrap 4 19:06
    • 148: Guide to Adding Styles to the Blog Show and Form Pages with Bootstrap 4 11:52
    • 149: Implementing Partials, Pagination, and Font Awesome Icons - Part 1 of 2 06:29
    • 150: Implementing Partials, Pagination, and Font Awesome Icons - Part 2 of 2 16:00
    • 151: Initial Design for the Portfolio Index Page with Bootstrap 4 17:16
    • 152: Integrating the Portfolio Animated Navigation Slider, Footer, and Index 13:51
    • 153: Using the Bootstrap 4 Grid Layout to Style the Portfolio Show Page in Rails 05:58
    • 154: Implementing Bootstrap 4 Forms for the Portfolio Form Pages 12:51
    • 155: How to Build a View Helper to Dynamically Generate a Nav Bar - Part 1 of 2 19:48
    • 156: How to Build a View Helper to Dynamically Generate a Nav Bar - Part 2 of 2 19:29
    • 157: Deep Dive: Rails Asset Pipeline Part 1 of 2 01:14
    • 158: Deep Dive: Rails Asset Pipeline Part 2 of 2 19:12
    • 159: Section Introduction Preview 01:14
    • 160: How to Integrate a Position Attribute and Custom Scope in Rails 12:05
    • 161: Installing the jQuery UI and html5sortable JavaScript Libraries in Rails 5 08:42
    • 162: Initial Implementation of Drag and Drop Interface in Rails 5 13:01
    • 163: Implementing Drag and Drop Functionality into a Ruby on Rails 5 App Part 1 of 2 18:22
    • 164: Implementing Drag and Drop Functionality into a Ruby on Rails 5 App Part 2 of 2 11:19
    • 165: Implementing Authorization Rules for Drag and Drop Feature with Petergate 06:56
    • 166: Deep Dive: jQuery + CoffeeScript in Rails 19:08
    • 167: Section Introduction Preview 00:34
    • 168: Introduction to Using Images and the Rails Asset Pipeline 11:59
    • 169: How to Add a Full Size Image Background in Rails with Bootstrap 4 09:10
    • 170: How to Set a Full Size Video Background in Rails with Bootstrap 4 Preview 08:07
    • 171: Deep Dive: Installing and Configuring Carrierwave for Image Uploads in Rails 5 19:59
    • 172: Deep Dive: Integrating Connection to AWS S3 for File Hosting with Carrierwave 14:11
    • 173: Implementing File Upload Button Styles and Refactoring Placeholder - Part 1 of 2 06:17
    • 174: Implementing File Upload Button Styles and Refactoring Placeholder - Part 2 of 2 19:06
    • 175: Section Introduction Preview 01:29
    • 176: Difference Between form_form and form_tag in Rails - Part 1 of 2 15:26
    • 177: Difference Between form_form and form_tag in Rails - Part 2 of 2 15:52
    • 178: How to Integrate Cocoon in Rails 5 for jQuery Nested Forms 19:36
    • 179: Guide to Integrating Alerts that Automatically Fade Away in Rails 5 15:25
    • 180: Refactoring Alert Notifications to Use a Shared View Helper in Rails 12:57
    • 181: Deep Dive: How to Build an HTML Form from Scratch the Works with Rails 17:27
    • 182: Section Introduction Preview 02:47
    • 183: Integrating the Twitter Gem to Pull in Tweets in Rails 5 19:55
    • 184: How to Render Tweets on a Rails View Page 07:05
    • 185: Building a Parser View Helper Method to Make Twitter Links Clickable in Rails 14:37
    • 186: Customizing the Styles for the Tech News Page with Bootstrap 4 06:52
    • 187: Section Introduction Preview 01:06
    • 188: Running the Comment Generator and Installing the NoSQL Redis Database in Rails 5 17:49
    • 189: Building the Comment Form and Required Controller Actions - Part 1 of 2 13:43
    • 190: Building the Comment Form and Required Controller Actions - Part 2 of 2 07:49
    • 191: Refactoring the Comment Form into a Partial and Implementing Data Validations 05:23
    • 192: Building the jQuery Functions for Processing Comments - Part 1 of 2 19:26
    • 193: Building the jQuery Functions for Processing Comments - Part 2 of 2 04:38
    • 194: How to Create a Broadcast with ActionCable in Rails 5 14:11
    • 195: Guide to Implementing Live Data Updates in a Rails 5 Application - Part 1 of 2 14:41
    • 196: Guide to Implementing Live Data Updates in a Rails 5 Application - Part 2 of 2 05:50
    • 197: Styling the Comment Section and Implementing Gravatar Based Thumbnails in Rails 15:42
    • 198: Section Introduction Preview 00:29
    • 199: Planning Final Project Updates and Assignment 11:17
    • 200: Building a Scope to Show the Most Recent Blog Posts and Hiding Draft Posts 09:22
    • 201: Hiding the Show Page for Blogs in Draft Mode in Rails 5 04:07
    • 202: How to Add a Drop Down Form Element in Rails 5 for Parent/Child Relationships 08:50
    • 203: Using the Controller Generator to Build the Topic Features - Part 1 of 2 09:44
    • 204: Using the Controller Generator to Build the Topic Features - Part 2 of 2 11:13
    • 205: How to Build a Widget for the Blog to Render Topics in Rails 5 16:37
    • 206: How to Implement Radio Buttons in a Rails Form to Update Enum Values 08:50
    • 207: Guide to Integrating Markdown and Syntax Highlighting in a Rails 5 Application 12:53
    • 208: Integrating Breadcrumbs and Icons for the Blog Show Pages 11:53
    • 209: Building a Partial for Managing Admin Actions for Blog Posts 15:26
    • 210: How to Implement a Responsive Navigation Bar with Bootstrap 4 11:24
    • 211: Updating the Source/Session Tracking System for the New Layouts 13:32
    • 212: How to Integrate a Favicon in Rails 5 08:13
    • 213: Implementing Responsive Image Components for the Portfolio Layout 05:56
    • 214: Adding Card Styles to the About and Contact Pages 08:50
    • 215: How to Implement Collapsable Content Components in a Rails 5 Application 09:22
    • 216: How to Integrate Bootstrap Progress Bars in a Rails Application 13:24
    • 217: How to Integrate Custom Fonts in a Rails 5 Application 16:51
    • 218: Updating the Seeds File in Rails 06:52
    • 219: Signing Up for and Creating a New Heroku Application 03:38
    • 220: How to Deploy a Rails 5 Application to Heroku 12:51
    • 221: Working with the Rails Console on Heroku 11:12
    • 222: Installing Redis on Heroku for ActionCable Commenting Feature 04:29
    • 223: Configuring Action Cable to Work on Heroku 10:49
    • 224: How to Implement the Typed.js library into a Rails 5 application 11:46
    • 225: How to Install and Configure Webpack, Yarn, and jQuery into a Rails 5.1+ App 19:27
    • 226: How to Work with Encrypted Credentials in Rails 5.2+ 24:00

Description

Through the years I've constantly heard the same question from students: "I can follow a tutorial, but I don't feel confident enough to build apps/features from scratch". This course is my answer to that question. I'm not satisfied in simply teaching you how to build an application, my goal is to teach you to understand how to build professional web applications, not to simply follow a tutorial. This is the most comprehensive course I've ever put together and combines my 14+ years of development experience.

I took a completely different approach in building this course. This course is unique for a number of reasons:

  • Curriculum - After completing the initial course outline I sent it out to a group of CTOs and Senior Rails developers from around the world. I asked them to go through the list of features and add the full set of skills they look for when hiring Rails devs. The course outline literally doubled based on their input. So the features that we're going to build throughout this course aren't simply my idea of what it takes to build progressional grade Rails applications, it's the combined knowledge over over a dozen premier developers from a wide variety of industries. One of the hiring managers who reviewed the outline responded to the outline and said, "If you send me developers who build this full set of features, I'll hire them on the spot!".

  • Deep Dives - Going through tutorials is great. However, many times courses that simply walk through the build out of a project skip over important concepts. For this reasons I have created a Deep Dive at the end of each section of this course. These guides select the most challenging topics of each section and give a detailed walk through of the concept so that you can completely understand how to work with the key features of the Rails framework.

  • Full Stack - Many courses promise to teach you how to become a full stack developer, but most of them simply gloss over the concepts that you need in order to build truly professional applications. This course was built to walk you through a real world approach to full stack coding. This includes: backend development with Ruby on Rails, front end coding with HTML/CSS/JavaScript/jQuery, along with advanced ways to use SQL for database management.

  • Immersive - This is not a light and easy course that you can go through in a weekend. This course was designed specifically for coding bootcamp students that have the goal of becoming professional developers. This means that there is over 35 hours of video lessons and you will build a professional grade Rails application by the time you have completed the course.

So with all that being said, let's talk about everything that we're going to build throughout the guides. We're going to build a feature rich portfolio application that you can actually use for your own portfolio (I'm even using it for my own portfolio). Let's walk through the full feature set of what the application will include:

  • Building out a professional Rails environment (if you're on a PC I even built a free C9 dashboard that you can use for this course).

  • We'll utilize Pivotal tracker to follow SCRUM project management best practices throughout the build of this application, just like you'll do in a professional dev shop.

  • Examine how to work with Rails generators, including how to customize the generators so that you can have your very own scaffolds.

  • Work with data flow in Rails. One of my strongest beliefs is that if you can understand how data flow works in Rails, you can build anything! With that in mind we'll take a step by step approach for understanding how data comes into a Rails app and how you can build features that utilize the process.

  • Manage a database. You'll learn advanced SQL techniques for working with data in a Rails application, including how to manage data relationships between tables along with what it takes to implement efficient queries.

  • Best practices. Writing clean code is one of the key requirements of professional Rails developers, throughout the course we'll walk through what professional grade code looks like and the common patterns you'll need to know in order to build well written applications.

  • JavaScript and jQuery components. One of the hallmarks of a modern Rails application is the proper integration of JavaScript features. Throughout the course we'll walk through advanced JavaScript features such as how to integrate drag and drop functionality for users and how to build dynamic forms that change based on user input, all without a page refresh!

  • Streaming Live Data/Page Updates with ActionCable. The top new feature in Rails 5 was definitely Action Cable, which allows for Rails to utilize web sockets and have live page updates. In this course we'll build a real time commenting feature for our portfolio that will showcase your JavaScript skills to everyone who visits your new site.

  • API Integration. Because most modern applications need to communicate with the outside world, in this course we'll build an integration with the Twitter API to pull in real time tweets into our portfolio application.

  • RubyGem Libraries. In addition to teaching you about how to use RubyGems in a Rails application, I also show you how to create your very own RubyGem from scratch and walk through how to use it in your application.

  • In addition to all of these features, we'll also examine: advanced forms, how to integrate professional styles by leveraging Bootstrap 4, building a connection to AWS for file uploads, and how to deploy our application to the web.

In addition to the lectures, I also include the source code for each guide so that you can always have access to the full codebase for the application.

I look forward to going through this immersive program with you and good luck with the coding!

Who is this course for?

  • This course is for someone who wants to learn how to build professional grade Ruby on Rails applications
  • This course is for developers that want to learn advanced features specific to the Ruby on Rails version 5 framework, such as ActionCable

Requirements

  • You should have basic computer skills

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