Aug 11, 2016
A nice continuation to course 1 of this specialization, deeper dive into RoR, among other things you will learn how to manipulate/display database data and how to authenticate/authorize users!
Dec 17, 2015
Great explanation of not so easy to understand concepts. Lecturer provides good example that can help material better and see how what you've learned can be applied to real world scenarios.
By Ameer Hamza Butt•
Feb 09, 2019
Beautiful course. Everything is explained much clear. Easy to understand and easy to learn too
By Daichi Yanagi•
Dec 15, 2018
It was an awesome course! There is just one thing; the versions of Ruby and Ruby on Rails look to be a bit out-dated. Thank you!
By Milan Trninic•
Oct 20, 2018
hard but great course
By Takayuki Kaisen•
Sep 03, 2018
This course was tough.
The content of lectures are great but autograder of assignments is too bad. It was very stressful for me to use autograder till I can get used to it.
By Xuliang Sun•
Jul 24, 2018
Course staff does not respond to questions that I posted on the forum.
By Ryan Dsouza•
Jul 11, 2018
2 things are cerating if you take this course, - you will hate it when you take it. - you will LOVE it when it's over. You will really like where it takes you when it gets over and make you feel really good on how much your skills have improved.
By Yifei Huang•
Apr 22, 2018
This is a great course. I had no knowledge in Ruby and web development before this course (I skipped Intro to Rails course which is the first in this specialization). This course has very well designed coding assignment with tests written in RSpec. All four coding assignments all build upon the previous one, so there is no context switch, and they together build up Todo List App. I love the fact this course is very focused on MVC of Rails. I would recommend it to anyone who would love to learn Rails and MVC pattern.
By Boulate Kwamboka•
Mar 31, 2018
Well taught and very interactive. I recommend this to every one interested in understanding the core concepts of rails
By Nicolas Sebastian Vidal•
Mar 30, 2018
Good tips for the double AA.
By Derek Humlicek•
Feb 23, 2018
This course is much better than the previous course "Ruby on Rails: An Introduction". If you struggled through the first class, this one is much more user friendly and easy to go along with.This is definitely a Rails course, with the first course being a Ruby course.
The professor's audio issues are much less pronounced in this course and less noticeable. The lectures are not as monotone and boring to listen to as well.
The modules are broken down into better sections that flow together. The materials, though older, can still be followed and course materials can be used. There has been at least some updates for newer versions of Ruby, Rails, and gems.
The assignments go with the course lectures and many of the examples can point you in the right direction. The assignments are not direct copies of the lectures with many items needing to be modified to accommodate for the assignment requirements. Each module is a take/variation of the previous assignment, which is nice because you get a better sense of how they are working together. The RSPEC files are much better at actually pointing you towards what your issues are. The Wiki site has more beneficial Q/A.
With the assignment time estimates, I found that I usually had to double the higher estimates for the amount that I would spend on each one.
One of the problems with this course is that the assignment files seem to be written by multiple people. They can be very confusing at times, hard to follow. Because the assignments are written in this way, some things will break but are fixed in later steps, though you will not know that they are fixed later after you spend time trying to fix the issues so RSPEC or the Web test will pass.
Another problem with the course has to do with Rails in general. It has some weird conventions and tries to be "Too helpful" at times. You will still have to use Google to figure out what the correct convention is and maybe why some things are done.