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Build a Photo Blog with Ruby on Rails

Learn how to build a robust Ruby on Rails photo uploading and management application in this project based course.

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In this intermediate Ruby on Rails development course you will learn how to create a rails application from scratch and implement all of the code necessary for creating a photo uploading feature for a blog. This includes: creating and scaffolding the rails application with full CRUD functionality, building out the upload configuration files and dynamic sizing methods, connecting to the Amazon S3 CDN server for both uploading and downloading files for the application, building out the view files in the application to render the images, and much more. At the end I've also included an introduction to RSpec testing and how to integrate it into the application.

The frameworks, systems, and libraries you will learn how to use in this course are:

  • Ruby on Rails, version 4.2
  • Carrierwave for file upload processing
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) CDN API for storing and retrieving image files
  • Figaro for secure credential management
  • Fog for AWS API connections
  • Rspec for automated testing
  • MiniMagick for dynamically manipulating file sizes
  • ActiveRecord for managing database migrations and queries
  • And the processes associated with building a real Ruby on Rails web application!
By the end of this course you will be able to create a fully functional image uploading application, you can either extend it's functionality to turn it into something that fits your needs, or leverage the processes to include photo uploading and management into your own applications.
All of the source code for the working application is available for students to review and use.
Finally, it's my goal that all students are able to get through the course successfully, and I therefore check the course message board daily and assist students through any parts of the course.


Your Instructor(s)


Jordan Hudgens
Jordan Hudgens

Jordan Hudgens has been a software engineer for the past decade and has traveled the world building applications and training individuals on a wide variety of topics ranging from programming techniques to Microsoft Office solutions.

With a Bachelor's in Computer Science, Jordan focuses on project driven education, as opposed to pure theory based development. This style of teaching is conducive to learning how to actually build products in a short period of time.

Jordan currently develops projects for clients in a number of different industries utilizing a variety of programming languages and frameworks, including: Ruby on Rails, Java, PHP, Swift, and AngularJS.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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