…In this chapter, we will learn to add basic actions to our simple CMS project.…Let's review the MVC architecture diagram.…First, we learn to use controllers and views to create dynamic…pages and return them to the browser, then we shifted our focus.…And we learn to interact with the database by creating models and associations.…We worked with those not from a browser but via the Rails console.…Now we need to learn how to work with models in our controllers.…That will allow us to manipulate our database data…from the browser just like we did from the console.…
We'll be able to create, read, update and delete records.…Those four actions are the main ways that we interact with the database.…We use the acronym CRUD for create, read, update and delete.…Because these four database actions are so common in…Rails, we use standard controller actions for implementing them.…You don't have to use these action names but they are the Rails convention.…So let's learn the rules before we start breaking them.…For each element of CRUD, there are two actions associated with it.…
- Why use Ruby on Rails?
- Installing Ruby on Rails on Mac and Windows
- Rendering templates and redirecting requests
- Generating and running database migrations
- Creating, updating, and deleting records
- Understanding association types
- Using layouts, partials, and view helpers
- Incorporating assets using asset pipeline
- Validating form data
- Authenticating users and managing user access
- Architecting RESTful applications
- Debugging and error handing
Skill Level Intermediate
1. What Is Ruby on Rails?
2. Installing Ruby on Rails on a Mac
3. Installing Ruby on Rails on a Windows Machine
4. Getting Started
5. Controllers, Views, and Dynamic Content
6. Databases and Migrations
7. Models, ActiveRecord, and ActiveRelation
9. Controllers and CRUD
10. Layouts, Partials, and View Helpers
13. Data Validation
14. User Authentication
15. Improving the Simple CMS
16. REST and RESTful Routes
17. Debugging and Error Handling
18. Introducing More Advanced Topics
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