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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!...

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Oct 01, 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 07, 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 Juan S H R

Dec 12, 2016

Awesome Introduction course.

By Mohamed K H

Oct 15, 2016

good course as ruby :)


By Aleksei S

Jul 16, 2016

Awesome course! Great staff.

By Moez B

Jul 12, 2016

Excellent job. Great course.

By Claire K

Jan 03, 2019

Great introduction to Ruby!

By Paulo

Jun 24, 2017

Very good, congratulations!

By Silvia T

Mar 24, 2016

Great course! Thanks a lot!

By Viktar H

Oct 26, 2015

Great course for beginners!

By Xuliang S

Jul 19, 2018

informative and structured

By Arek S

May 04, 2018

Great teacher, good stuff.

By Андрей Д

Feb 19, 2017

That's a very good course!

By Juan C d l P d H

Nov 05, 2016

It's absolutely fantastic.

By Anton Y

Mar 03, 2016

Good for Ruby/RoR novices.

By Andrii L

Nov 17, 2015

Nice start to learn Rails!

By Alberto

Dec 16, 2016

Excellent introduction!!!

By Captain N

Sep 13, 2016

Really helpful for newbie

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By Larynx K

Nov 20, 2016

Thanks for great course.

By Deleted A

Feb 26, 2016

Great course. Thank you!

By Xu B

Sep 29, 2015

Pretty good introduction

By Mohamed S A F

Apr 26, 2017

thanks for great course

By Kiren P

Sep 01, 2016

Very good for beginners

By Nicolas S V

Jul 26, 2016

Basic concepts covered.

By Jayprakash M

Jun 12, 2016

was a great experience.

By Amy S K

Feb 20, 2016

Very useful. Thank you.