Active Rails
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Active Rails

About the Book

This book will teach you the fundamentals of building a Rails application from the ground-up, complete with strict adherence to TDD and BDD.

Earlier editions of this book have been used by thousands of people to help their Ruby on Rails careers.

This book will show you how to build a fully-featured Rails 6 application that includes:

  • CSS styles
  • Authentication & Authorization
  • File uploading
  • Sending & receiving email
  • Deployment

This book follows community-approved standards of developing a Rails application. We use RSpec and Capybara for testing, Bootstrap for styling, and Devise for authentication. There's also Active Storage for file loading, Action Mailer for sending email and Heroku for deployment.

Knowledge pre-requisites

This book assumes knowledge of HTML, CSS and some Ruby. No Rails knowledge is required for this book; we'll teach you what you need to know!

About the Authors

Ryan Bigg
Ryan Bigg

Ryan has been writing books and documentation for Rails for over a decade. These books have sold over 15,000 copies worldwide. On top of this, Ryan is prolific on Stack Overflow and maintains a few open source projects too.

Ryan lives in Melbourne, Australia.

Kieran Andrews
Kieran Andrews

Kieran is a passionate ruby developer from Adelaide

Rebecca Le
Rebecca Le

With over twenty years of experience building websites and web apps, and with a love of the written word, Rebecca has now found a way to combine the two.

Robin Klaus
Robin Klaus

Robin is a junior web developer with a plethora of life skills. Writing has been a passion since childhood. Creative writing has been her main focus with personal short stories, but is now able to bring that passion into the dev world as well.

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