Join Kevin Skoglund for an in-depth discussion in this video Redirecting actions, part of Ruby on Rails 3 Essential Training.
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Controllers can respond to requests by rendering a view. They can also make…a different choice.…They can redirect an action.…The diagram we've been looking at so far is a little bit deceptive because it…makes it appear as though once a controller is done making all of its other…choices and doing any interaction with the model,…its only final choice is to render a view, and that's not entirely true.…It can actually redirect as well.…In fact, those are the two choices that a controller will usually make at the en…is either to render a view or redirect it somewhere else.…So what do I mean by this redirect?…Let me give you a concrete example.…
Let's say that a user requests a webpage.…The request comes in on the controller, and the controller determines whether or…not the user is logged in.…If they're logged in, we'll let them view the page.…We'll render that view, but if they're not logged in, we could render a…different view, let's say a login page, but instead what we want to do is…actually send them to a different section of our code, somewhere else,…
- 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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