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Chapters and Topics
- Introduction - What You'll Learn
- Concepts - How the Web Works, What is Rails?, Gems, Git, Testing, Rails Stacks
- Get Help When You Need It - Stack Overflow, Meetups, Pair Programming, Code Reviews
- Plan Your Product - User Stories, Wireframes and Mockups, Behavior-Driven Development
- Manage Your Project - Kanban, Trello, Agile
- Accounts You May Need - GitHub, Gmail, MailChimp, Heroku
- Get Started - Text Editor, Terminal, Unix commands, Installing Ruby
- Create the Application - Starter Applications, Rails New, Server, Log Messages
- The Parking Structure - Rails Files and Folders Explained
- Time Travel with Git - Configuring Git, Repository, GitIgnore, Git Workflow, GitHub
- Gems - Where Do Gems Live?, Gemfile, Bundler
- Configure - Environment Variables, Config Secrets File, Configure Email
- Static Pages and Routing - Public Folder, Home Page, About Page, Routes
- Request and Response - Browser Developer Tools View, Document Object Model, Model View Controller
- Dynamic Home Page - Naming Conventions, Routing, Model, View, Controller
- Troubleshoot - Interactive Ruby Shell, Rails Console, Logger, Stack Trace, Exceptions
- Just Enough Ruby - Ruby Literacy, Object-Oriented Terminology, Ruby Basics
- Layout and Views - Template Languages, ERB, Application Layout, Boilerplate, Yield, View Helpers
- Front-End Framework - Asset Pipeline, Navigation, Partials, Messages, Zurb Foundation
- Add Pages - High Voltage Gem, Contact Page
- Contact Form - SimpleForm, Params Hash, Validation, ActiveModel, RESTful Controllers, Security
- Spreadsheet Connection - APIs, Connecting to Google Drive, Service-Oriented Architecture
- Send Mail - Mailer, Queueing and Background Jobs
- Mailing List - APIs
- Deploy - Heroku
- Analytics - Google Analytics, Segment, Turbolinks, Page and Event Tracking
- Testing - Why Test?, What Are Tests?, Minitest, Capybara, Feature Tests, TDD
- Rails Composer - Starter Applications
- Rails Challenges - Overcoming Obstacles
- Crossing the Chasm - Building Your Own Applications, Finding a Mentor, Self-Help Strategies
- Level Up - What to Learn Next