Join Kevin Skoglund for an in-depth discussion in this video Public area, part of Ruby on Rails 3 Essential Training.
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Now that we've done quite a bit of work on the admin area, let's shift focus to…the public side of things.…Let's create the controller and views that the public will use to view the…content that we enter in the admin area.…We'll start by generating a PublicController.…That controller is going to have two actions and two templates.…One is going to be the index action and template.…It'll have just a simple template with basic static introductory text.…Essentially, welcome to our website.…It will also be the default route for the site.…So if someone just goes to localhost: 3000, it will go directly to this page…as the default route.…
The second action and template will be show.…The way they will get to the show action is localhost:3000/show/some_page, and…that some_page is going to be a permalink.…We'll look in the database to see if we can find a page that matches that permalink.…If it's found, then we'll display the page and its visible sections, sorted in…the right positions of course.…If it's not found for any reason, then we've just got a gibberish URL, and then…
- Understanding MVC (Model View Controller ) architecture
- Routing browser requests through the framework
- Responding to requests with dynamic content
- Defining associations and database relationships
- Creating, reading, updating and deleting records
- Working with forms
- Validating form data
- Reviewing built-in security features
- Authenticating users and managing user access
- Debugging and error handling
Skill Level Beginner
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
12. Data Validation
13. User Authentication
14. Improving the Simple CMS
15. Debugging and Error Handling
16. Introducing More Advanced Topics
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