about 1 hour
Need to create a backend web service? The fastest and easiest way to create a web service API is Ruby on Rails -- even if you don’t know Ruby. In this skill pack, we'll help you set up a backend web service using Ruby on Rails, Heroku, and more.
Rails APIs #1 - Getting Past the CRUD
Description:In this screencast, we'll show you how to create a web service for tracking todos and we'll continue to build on this application throughout the rest of the series.
Rails APIs #2 - Deploying
Description:Whether you are building a prototype or a business critical product, Heroku makes it easy to deploy and scale web applications. If you’ve never run a production web application before this might sound intimi...
Rails APIs #3 - Authentication
Description:In a previous screencast we set up a simple Rails web service for todos and deployed it to production. But right now there's no authorization on it, which means anyone can come along and modify our data. In ...
Rails APIs #4 - Custom Actions
Description:In this screencast, we’ll follow up on our previous videos in this series and show you how to rewrite custom controller actions in Rails.
Rails APIs #5 - Associations and Nested Routes
Description:In this screencast, we’ll use the Doorkeeper gem makes it easy to add authentication to Rails APIs using the OAuth 2 standard.
Rails APIs #6 - Authorization Rules
Description:In a previous video we set up authentication for our Rails API, so that only logged in users can make changes. But sometimes more sophisticated rules are needed. In this screencast, we'll learn how to succes...
Rails APIs #7 - Testing Web Services
Description:In a previous screencasts, we built out a simple but full-featured web service. We have several tables of related data, validation, default values, and authorization. This is great, but it’s also starting to...