Beginning Rails 6

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What's this about?

Springboard your journey into web application development and discover how much fun building web applications with Ruby on Rails can be. This book has been revised to cover what's new in Rails 6 including features such as WebPack, advanced JavaScript integration, Action Mailbox, Action Text, system and parallel testing, Action Cable testing, and more.  

Beginning Rails 6 gently guides you through designing your application, writing tests for the application, and then writing the code to make your application work as expected. It is a book that will guide you from never having programmed with Ruby, to having a Rails 6 application built and deployed to the web.   

After reading and using this book, you'll have the know-how and the freely available source code to get started with your own Rails-based web development in days.   

What You Will Learn

  • Create Ruby on Rails 6 web applications from the bottom up
  • Gain the basics of the Ruby programming language
  • Combine all the components of Rails to develop your own web applications 
  • Apply TDD to make sure your application works exactly as you expect  
  • Use Git source control and best practice techniques to create applications like a pro 

You'll Learn


Brady Somerville

A professional web developer and senior engineer at Eezy.  In general, he has experience in applications development, web development, and even system administration. His programming background includes Ruby/Rails and Java. He has a degree in computer science as well.  

Adam Gamble

A professional web developer and currently works as CTO for Eezy in Birmingham, AL. He has over 10 years' experience building web applications for everything from startups to multiple Fortune 500 companies. His passion for technology has enabled him to turn a hobby into a career that he loves.

Cloves Carneiro Jr

A software engineer who's been building software since 1997, especially web-based applications. He's also the original author of Beginning Rails and Beginning Ruby on Rails for Apress.  His experience includes both Ruby and Java.  He is currently working for LivingSocial in Florida.

Rida Al Barazi

A passionate web developer experienced in building smart web applications for startups. He has been designing and building for the web since 2002. He started working with Rails in 2005 and has spoken at different web and Rails conferences around the world.