Join Kevin Skoglund for an in-depth discussion in this video Rake, part of Ruby on Rails 4 Essential Training.
…At the end of the last movie we typed our first rake command.…In this movie, we'll learn more about rake and what it can do for us.…Rake is a simple ruby helper program.…It helps us to perform tasks by running scripts.…If you worked with Unix before, that's where rake get's it's name.…It's a ruby implementation of make.…A typical rake command works like the one we used in the last movie.…Rake and then a space, followed by whatever task we'd like it to perform.…In this case, the task is db:schema:dump.…
So, it's going to ask rake to dump our database schema.…A key part of the way that rake works is by…using the rake file, which is inside the root of our application.…If you open that file, you'll see that it contains Ruby code to load up the…basics of our application and then they'll load…up the rake tasks that are built into Rails.…As the comment at the top of the file notes, we can also write our own…tasks and if we did, those would go inside the lib tasks folder, which is here.…We can see which tasks are available, both the Rails…
- 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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