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Build a Photo Blog with Ruby on Rails

Learn how to build a robust Ruby on Rails photo uploading and management application in this project based course.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 1h 33m
Language: English
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In this intermediate Ruby on Rails development course you will learn how to create a rails application from scratch and implement all of the code necessary for creating a photo uploading feature for a blog. This includes: creating and scaffolding the rails application with full CRUD functionality, building out the upload configuration files and dynamic sizing methods, connecting to the Amazon S3 CDN server for both uploading and downloading files for the application, building out the view files in the application to render the images, and much more. At the end I’ve also included an introduction to RSpec testing and how to integrate it into the application.
The frameworks, systems, and libraries you will learn how to use in this course are:
Ruby on Rails, version 4.2Carrierwave for file upload processingAmazon Web Services (AWS) CDN API for storing and retrieving image filesFigaro for secure credential managementFog for AWS API connectionsRspec for automated testingMiniMagick for dynamically manipulating file sizesActiveRecord for managing database migrations and queriesAnd the processes associated with building a real Ruby on Rails web application!By the end of this course you will be able to create a fully functional image uploading application, you can either extend it’s functionality to turn it into something that fits your needs, or leverage the processes to include photo uploading and management into your own applications.

You will learn

✓ Learn how to build a Ruby on Rails photo uploading application
✓ Learn how to work with the Amazon Web Services (AWS) API
✓ Fully scaffold a blog application
✓ Learn skills such as dynamic image sizing
✓ Build applications with a MVC (model, view, controller) structure
✓ Gain an introductory level of experience with RSpec testing
✓ Work with the Postgres database


• Basic understanding of the Ruby on Rails framework
• Have Ruby on Rails setup on their systems

This course is for

• This Ruby on Rails course is meant for developers with a basic level of Ruby on Rails experience, this is an intermediate level course.
CTO at Bottega Code School
Jordan Hudgens is the CTO and Founder of Bottega where he leads instruction and curriculum development for all of the DevCamp and Bottega code schools around the US.
As a full stack developer for over the past decade, Jordan has traveled the world building applications and training individuals on a variety of technology stacks, including: Ruby on Rails, Python, React JS, React Native, JavaScript, and TypeScript, with a speciality in API and machine learning development.
Jordan has developed applications for Quip, Eventbrite, and DevCamp. As a teacher, he focuses on project driven education, with a focus on jobcentric techniques. This means that he focuses specifically on teaching the skills needed in the development industry. This style of teaching is conducive to learning how to build real world products that adhere to industry best practices.
Additionally Jordan has published multiple books on programming and computer science for Packt Publishing, along with developing training curriculum for Bottega, Learn Co, DevCamp, and AppDev on the topics of Ruby on Rails, Java, AngularJS, NoSQL, API development, TypeScript and algorithms.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 1h 33m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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