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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 Dion S B

Jun 19, 2016

The ability to self grade is a huge advantage to moving at your own pace. Great introduction to RoR.

By Robert S

Jun 11, 2016

It takes much more time than expected, but well worth the investment to Git going with Ruby on Rails

By Fokin A

Apr 28, 2016

Прекрасный курс. Преподаватель очень хорошо подает материал, он легко усваивается. Спасибо за курс

By steven a

Apr 4, 2017

Really enjoying this class. Instructors and classmates are very helpful when encountering issues.

By Marcelo B d B

Feb 3, 2016

Excellent introductory coverage of Ruby and RoR topics. Nice and interesting graded assignments.

By Zeyuan X

Feb 10, 2018

If the instructor could have less accent and lecture more fluently, the course would be better.

By Mohammed F

Mar 11, 2016

Amazing way to deliver a valuable information and to build things in a best practice .

Thank you

By vignesh k

Apr 10, 2017

Overall experience and way the lectures were presented was amazing. Thank you Coursera and JHU

By Carlos R S A

Oct 31, 2017

It's very good, for me was very important to learn how to consume data from third-party APIs.

By Alrik P

Aug 7, 2016

Excellent introductory course to ruby. Looking forward to next courses in Ruby Specialization

By Abraham G

Dec 11, 2015

Is very usefull to start programming with ruby if you have a background from another lenguage

By Phillip W R

Jun 13, 2017

Awesome course. Walks you through everything you need to get started with Ruby on Rails.

By Le X H

Nov 1, 2016

I'm very interested in this course. The introduction is very good for beginners in Rails.

By TarekHassanAhmed

May 19, 2020

this a great course

but i think i need to learn more about relation, and deal with gems

By Pantelis D

Aug 9, 2016

Does a great job introducing the Rails framework. This course makes it look really easy!

By Javorka G

Apr 29, 2016

I very liked this course. It was really helpful to introduction.

I can just recommend it.

By Ivan T

Feb 11, 2016

Very cool course advice to everyone. Well explained material and a lot of useful staff.

By Tolga Y

Dec 23, 2015

Great introduction course to learn rapid web application development on Ruby on Rails.

By Neeraj B

Sep 29, 2018

Covers a lot of ground. Teaches so much and so well. Perfect course for starting off

By Obed A

Dec 1, 2016

its a very good course it teaches both the art and science of programming using ruby

By Michael L

Jan 26, 2016

great for an overview of ruby and ruby on rails, thanks so much dear course creators

By Aishwarya S

Jun 9, 2017

An awesome course to get you started in ruby on rails web application development.

By Mirza S R

Mar 28, 2016

Excellent course outline and enjoyed every lectures as it was so easy and precise.

By Francisco C R

Jun 10, 2020

It's a fantastic course maybe a little outdated but it really it's a good course

By Amitabh O

Oct 17, 2017

Everything about this course is excellent. The video resolution can be improved.