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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 Upasana

Oct 23, 2016

Excellent course! I enjoyed learning it with the Professors!

By Kadir A

Sep 1, 2016

knowledgeable teacher and has good teaching skills,thank you

By yeet

Jan 11, 2017

Awesome! Easy way to get started to ruby and ruby on rails!


Nov 19, 2016

A Great MERCI to all the staff Professor and Moderators !!!

By Oleksii M

Apr 12, 2020

Thank you for the course! It's a very insteresting course!

By Francisco G

Oct 18, 2015

That's a really great course and I recommend to everybody.

By Fermin M C

Oct 20, 2015

Great course, teach the basics of ruby, rails and heroku.

By Alejandro C Q

May 4, 2016

great course ! nice explanations and really well focused

By Evgeniy G

Jan 22, 2016

Great introduction information for newcomers , Thank you

By Usama b Q

Dec 26, 2015

This is Good course For the Beginners, Well done to the

By nguyen h a

May 27, 2017

nice,but a little problem with the the last assignment

By Rajnish K

May 24, 2020

Very good course with nice concepts in timely manner.

By Pedro J C R

Aug 9, 2016

It represents a great challenge and goal achievement.

By Von H G

Apr 26, 2016

Excellent. Very deep approach for devs reaching ruby.

By Alan M S

Feb 15, 2016

A lot of things to learn even if you are a rails dev!

By Deleted A

Jun 9, 2017

A very well planned course, motivated to go forward!

By Chantal I

Oct 2, 2016

Excellent way to start the journey in Ruby on Rails!

By Jesús S M

Nov 23, 2015

Well structured and organised. Great tutors as well.

By Marcio F

Dec 5, 2016

Yes!... You can learn!

Great course. I recommend it.

By Jean-Luc B

Nov 2, 2015

Great course. I learned a lot. Thank you very much

By Miguel S

Dec 3, 2017

Very nice course to get stated with ruby on rails

By Ronald S

May 27, 2017

Thank you so much for this course. I learnt a lot

By Zakaria B

Jan 22, 2017

A very awesome course, especially for beginners !

By shaoyihe

Aug 8, 2016

I had finished this course , this helps me a lot.

By Naveen T

Mar 11, 2016

Great course, beautifully put forth. Thanks Prof.