REST stands for Representational State Transfer, and it isn't the easiest concept to understand. However, Rails is based on REST, which means it's crucial that new students of Ruby on Rails 4 have at least a vague idea of what it is. By providing an introductory look at the concept, this online tutorial answers the question: What is REST?
…In this chapter, we'll learn about REST and how Rails implements it.…REST is a tricky subject in a beginner Ruby on Rails training course.…On one hand, it requires learning some…advanced web concepts and some new techniques at…a time when you're still getting your footing in the basics of MVC and CRUD.…But on the other hand, REST has become such a core part of developing in…Rails that it would be irresponsible to…set you off developing without knowing about it.…So hang with me as we go into some deeper waters in this chapter.…Absorb as much as you can from it.…At the same time, it is perfectly acceptable to…set REST aside while you're still learning the basics.…
You'll know what it is and that you need…to eventually come back to it once you're more comfortable.…Let's start by learning what REST is.…REST is short for Representational State Transfer.…REST is a concept more than any single part of our code.…The concept is that in our application, the focus should not…be on performing procedures, but…on performing state transformations on resources.…
- 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 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
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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