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Beginners tutorial in Ruby on Rails

This material has been prepared for a charity tutorial for the Scottish Ruby Conference to benefit the Children’s Hospice Association of Scotland

You can donate at the JustGiving site


All examples are based on a simple project portfolio application

  1. A basic scaffold generated app
  2. basic manually created app
  3. The manual app, with improved CSS1, and separate admin area (with login) for managing content
  4. Same app, making use of gems/plugins:
    Victor Gumayunov’s custom-err-msg2 plugin: to improve the wording of error messages
    Thoughtbot’s Paperclip gem3: to attach a screenshot

1 Yahoo YUI reset and Yahoo YUI fonts alongside author’s own basic stylesheet

2 custom-err-msg plugin

3 Paperclip