Ruby on Rails, Part 2 of 5: Best Practices

with expert Jordan Hudgens

To begin this course we will cover how the model view controller design pattern works in the Ruby on Rails framework, specifically discussing the rolls and best practices associated with each element. We will walk through the file system so you can become familiar with items such as the respective roles of our config directory, how the asset management sytem is structured, plus many other items, and lastly, how we utilize the Gemfile. The Ruby on Rails development stack works very closely with version control management systems such as Github and we will cover what Git is, why it is important and how to implement it into our application. Routing is one of the core fundamentals of any web application, and we will walk through how to setup a root homepage. We will finish up this course by building a scaffold into our application that interacts with our database, has form elements for the user, renders a database query on the page and is tested using RSpec.

Beginner | 1h 23m | October 20, 2014

Web DevelopmentWeb FrameworksRuby/RailsWebAPI

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Jordan Hudgens

Jordan Hudgens has certifications for Ruby on Rails, Thinkful; Ruby on Rails,; Front End Development, Thinkful; and AngularJS, Thinkful. He is currently vice president of engineering for TRACKR in Midland, Texas and is working on his PhD in Computer Science from Texas Tech. In addition to Ruby, Jordan works with PHP, JavaScript, MySQL, Postgres, CSS3, C, C++, C#, Objective-C, and Python. He also works with the frameworks Rails (Ruby), Zend (PHP), and Django (Python), plus the libraries AngularJS, jQuery, and Backbone.js.

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