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About the Course

Did you ever want to build a web application? Perhaps you even started down that path in a language like Java or C#, when you realized that there was so much “climbing the mountain” that you had to do? Maybe you have heard about web services being all the rage, but thought they were too complicated to integrate into your web application. Or maybe you wondered how deploying web applications to the cloud works, but there was too much to set up just to get going. In this course, we will explore how to build web applications with the Ruby on Rails web application framework, which is geared towards rapid prototyping. Yes, that means building quickly! At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to build a meaningful web application and deploy it to the “cloud” using a Heroku PaaS (Platform as a Service). Best of all, it will almost feel effortless… Really! “But wait”, you will say, “there is no way that we can build a useful application if there is no database involved. You need the data for an application to be useful.” Great point! But what if… instead of getting the data from the database, we get it from the internet by tapping into one of the web services out there that readily provides data needed by our application? “Ok, but that’s probably very complicated”, you will say. Take this course and you will be pleasantly surprised at just how easy it is!...

Top reviews

Sep 30, 2017

I have played around with Ruby on Rails before but this course really helped me understand the nots and bolts. It is worth replicating all the examples shown in the videos to get a good understanding,

Aug 6, 2016

One of the most challenging things I've ever done.\n\nThe course goes from zero to web deploy in 3 weeks and there are more to enjoy, discover and learn....\n\nTry it, I't's a no-return voyage

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By Filip H

Sep 30, 2015

I found this course very entertaining and a good introduction to Ruby and Rails.

By Daopeng S

Jun 23, 2016

A good introduction course for Ruby on Rails. Thanks for providing this course.

By Valdyn H

Mar 20, 2016

Good first exposure to Rails and using API's. Useful, practical skills gained.

By An L

Feb 9, 2016

Detailed lectures and useful recommended reading helps me a lot. Thank you :-)


Aug 12, 2019

Nice course for person with a little background in programming in Java or C++

By Carlos P

Oct 4, 2016

Excelente curso para aprender desarrollo de aplicaciones web en Ruby on Rails

By Olga G

Aug 22, 2016

Really concise overview on ruby and rails! I am so grateful for this course!!

By Бунта А В

Aug 11, 2016

good course, it is desirable to pass before this course 4 about html and css.

By Yamil A E S

Dec 27, 2015

Really interesting and with good explanations about Ruby on Rails. I love it!

By hina g

Jun 3, 2017

good learning.All the basic concepts are covered.. I recommend to everyone

By Andrew R

Jul 25, 2016

Awesome syllabus! A great introduction into Ruby on Rails in just 3 weeks!

By Akanbi S P

Nov 9, 2018

It has been a wonderful experience learning and acquiring more knowledge.

By Sergei K

Sep 27, 2015

This is the best online course for Ruby on Rails I have ever seen so far.

By Felipe F

Jul 23, 2017

Fantastic course that really does teach you the basics of Ruby on Rails.

By Parag M

Sep 26, 2016

Awesome Course! One must do this course if he/she is a beginner in ROR.

By Bakary K

Apr 13, 2016

One of the best MOOC I've ever taken. It's all about learning by doing.

By Samir A

Feb 4, 2017

This course is very good. Also, the teacher is very good and eloquent.

By Arjun S V

Oct 23, 2016

A very helpful course helped me in recollecting different RoR concepts

By Nikola Đ

Mar 4, 2016

Nice and comfortable dive into world of Ruby on Rails. Very pleased!

By Daniel H

Jan 10, 2016

You can learn a lot, but I do not think it is useful for beginners.

By Joseph M M

Aug 9, 2016

A very excellent introductory course to Ruby on Rails. Nice stuff!

By Igor T

Jan 4, 2016

Not too difficult, and covering useful things like git and heroku

By Hugo A C

Oct 21, 2015

This is a great course, You learn all the basics concepts of RoR.

By Dan S R

Apr 1, 2017

Was great to make this course on RoR here. Thank you very much!!

By Мухтаров Т Н

Sep 28, 2016

Awesome course. Thank you coursera and John Hopkins University!