Ruby on Rails (Spring 2019)

Welcome! The course meets on Wednesdays from 4:30pm to 6:00pm in Towne 305.

Course Description

This course will cover the Ruby language and web development using Ruby on Rails. We'll learn how to build webapps/websites from the ground up, including database design, API usage and integration, and complex front-end design (UI/UX). Additionally, we'll cover popular software architecture patterns, the internet's client-server model, and version control (Git) amongst other topics. We'll build webapps every week as we go along this course, culminating in a final project at the end.


Please reach out to us if you don't have the prerequisites or if you have any other concerns, we have worked with students from various different backgrounds to help them get the most out of this class.

Helpful Readings


Week Lecture Homework Resources
1 Basic Ruby - 1/23/19 Finger Exercises
Due: 1/30/19 at noon
- Command Line
- Git
- Ruby Version Manager (RVM)
- Ruby Docs
- Ruby Style Guide
2 Object Orientation - 1/30/19 Object Orientation
Due: 2/6/19 at noon
- Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby
3 Miscellaneous Ruby & Testing - 2/5/19 Song Library
Due: 2/13/19 at noon
- RSpec API Documentation
- RSpec Matchers
- Better Specs
- Example from class
4 Ruby on Rails - 2/13/19 Twitter Clone
Due: 2/20/19 at noon
- Ruby on Rails Guides
- Ruby on Rails API