Professional Rails Code Along

Develop a real world Rails project using TDD/BDD, including a step by step guide to building professional applications.

Hi and welcome to the Professional Rails Code Along Course, where I will walk through how to build a real world Ruby on Rails project that I was hired by a client to develop. My name is Jordan Hudgens, and I’ll be your instructor for the course. I’ve built many different Ruby on Rails applications throughout the past few years for companies such as Eventbrite and Quip and one of my passions is helping individuals learn how to code.

What you’ll learn

  • Build a professional grade Rails project.
  • Using Test Driven Development to develop the application.
  • Learn Rails best practices.
  • Integrate the ability to send SMS messages from an application.
  • Work with callbacks.
  • Learn how to create a full permission structure.
  • Using Capybara for automated, end to end testing.
  • Perform advanced debugging.
  • Implement Single Table Inheritance.
  • Create custom rake tasks.

Course Content

  • Planning the Application We’re Going to Build –> 3 lectures • 15min.
  • Initial Application Build –> 4 lectures • 21min.
  • Creating a User with Test Driven Development –> 3 lectures • 25min.
  • Implementing the Ability to Post Overtime Requests –> 6 lectures • 52min.
  • Integrate an HTML/CSS Design and Layout –> 3 lectures • 22min.
  • Listing Posts via Test Driven Development –> 3 lectures • 26min.
  • Installing FactoryGirl for Test Data –> 2 lectures • 22min.
  • Implementing New CRUD Functionality into the Application –> 3 lectures • 37min.
  • Building Advanced User Interface Elements –> 4 lectures • 25min.
  • Installing and Customizing the Admin Dashboard –> 5 lectures • 55min.
  • Building out the Approval Workflow –> 6 lectures • 1hr 8min.
  • Creating a Permission Structure to Manage App Authorization –> 7 lectures • 1hr 12min.
  • Building Advanced Features in Rails –> 10 lectures • 1hr 25min.
  • Implementing the Twilio API for Sending Text Messages –> 4 lectures • 29min.
  • Creating a Custom Rake Task –> 5 lectures • 49min.
  • Building the Audit Log Functionality –> 10 lectures • 1hr 26min.
  • Implementing AJAX Based Pagination –> 3 lectures • 18min.
  • Building out a Monitoring Dashboard for Managers –> 5 lectures • 1hr 8min.
  • Building out a Monitoring Dashboard for Employees –> 5 lectures • 1hr 1min.
  • Creating the Notification Email System –> 2 lectures • 24min.
  • Deploying to the Web –> 8 lectures • 1hr 9min.
  • Implementing Final Application Changes –> 8 lectures • 1hr 21min.
  • New Features and Rails 5 Upgrade –> 3 lectures • 28min.
  • Parent/Child Relationships and Adding New Attributes –> 3 lectures • 39min.
  • Mobile Responsiveness and Payroll System Creation –> 5 lectures • 54min.

Professional Rails Code Along

Requirements

  • How to build basic Ruby on Rails applications.
  • A basic understanding of programming.

Hi and welcome to the Professional Rails Code Along Course, where I will walk through how to build a real world Ruby on Rails project that I was hired by a client to develop. My name is Jordan Hudgens, and I’ll be your instructor for the course. I’ve built many different Ruby on Rails applications throughout the past few years for companies such as Eventbrite and Quip and one of my passions is helping individuals learn how to code.

After completing this course you will be able to build a production Rails project from scratch. But there are a million courses that will help you do that. What makes this course different is that you’ll learn how to build a Rails application like a professional developer. I took a completely different approach to creating this course. I don’t edit any mistakes and I filmed the entire set of videos in real time so you can watch my exact process when I am tasked with building a real world application. I made this decision so that you can get a transparent view into what it takes to become a pro developer, and also so you can see how I work through challenges, all in real time.

One of the most critical requirements for a professional Rails developer is a strong knowledge  of testing. With that in mind, every feature that we build in the course will be created with the test driven development process. Some of the key features you’ll learn how to implement are:

  • Using TDD and BDD with the RSpec and Capybara testing frameworks
  • Working with the Twilio API to send SMS messages
  • Integrating a permission structure for users
  • Implementing an administrator dashboard
  • Working with automated email components
  • Creating an approval workflow from scratch
  • Creating JavaScript Growl notifications
  • And much more!

This course is not for the faint of heart. The ideal student for this project is someone who has already taken a basic Rails course and wants to take their skill to the professional level.

Each lesson comes paired with the source code implemented at that stage so that you can follow along and compare your code with the codebase for the application. And beyond that you can also use the source code to extend it and build your own production applications.

Please feel free to review the course curriculum and I look forward to going through the material with you on your development journey!

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