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Ruby on Rails: The Big Picture

by Olivier Lacan

This course will teach you what Ruby on Rails is, why it’s so good, and how you can use it today to build ambitious web applications.

What you'll learn

In this course, Ruby on Rails: The Big Picture, you’ll learn how Rails can empower you to build web applications from scratch. First, you’ll explore what Rails actually is — a comprehensive web development framework that comes with all you need out of the box. Next, you’ll discover why Rails still stands apart from many web development frameworks many years after making its début. Finally, you’ll learn how to use Rails to build a basic web application and the many things you won’t have to do in the process. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll know enough about Ruby on Rails to start building your first Ruby on Rails application.

About the author

Olivier likes to use computers to help people and not the other way around. He worked at Code School for many years, creating content as well, and now works as the tech lead for Pluralsight Projects. He’s created and Keep a Changelog to try and make open source projects more accessible to humans. More importantly, he’s the kind person who stops in the middle of a book to figure out the etymology of a cool new word because the reason why things are the way they are matters.

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