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Hands on Ruby on Rails


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Hands on Ruby on Rails

  1. 1. Hands On Ruby on RailsBuilding Your First AppChris Kemp,, Sr. Solution Engineer
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  3. 3. Session Agenda • Introduction to Ruby, Rails, and Heroku (10 min) • Getting Started (5 min) • Building a Blogging App (25 min) • Deploying to Heroku (10 min) • Q&A (10 min)
  4. 4. What is Ruby? • Created by Yukihiro "Matz" Matsumoto, released in 1995 • Open source, object-oriented programming language • Sparse but expressive syntax • Runs on every platform • Garbage-collected • Dynamic type checking • No compiler
  5. 5. Ruby Sample: In Apex: posts.each do |post| for (Post current : posts) { unless post.done? if (!post.isDone()) {; post } else { else post.submit(); post.submit } end } end
  6. 6. Ruby on Rails • Web-app development framework for Ruby • Convention over configuration • Model-View-Controller pattern • DRY (don’t repeat yourself) • RESTful • Testing should be baked in
  7. 7. Rails Directory Structure Conventions … app/ controllers/ helpers/ mailers/ models/ views/ config/ db/ …
  8. 8. What is Heroku and why should I use it? • Salesforce’s Platform as a Service • Forget Servers • Run Anything • See Everything • Scale Rapidly • Integrate to Salesforce with databasedotcom gem
  9. 9. Getting Started with Heroku • Install Heroku Toolbelt (CLI, Foreman, Git) • Install Ruby 1.9.2 • Install Rails • Install PostgreSQL • Use RVM, Homebrew, RubyGems
  10. 10. Creating a Ruby on Rails app • Create a new Rails app $ rails new blog
  11. 11. Dependency Management with Ruby • Use SQLite for testing, Postrgres for Production by changing the gem "sqlite3" line in Gemfile • Update Bundle $ bundle install
  12. 12. Creating our Data Model & Scaffolding • Create scaffolding for Posts $ rails generate scaffold Post title:string body:text • Let’s look at some code!
  13. 13. Changing the Landing Page • Remove the static landing page $ rm public/index.html • Add a route for the landing page (in config/routes.rb) root :to => "posts#index"
  14. 14. Testing our App Locally • Create the database $ rake db:create • Run migrations $ rake db:migrate • Start the app $ rails server • Enter a new post
  15. 15. Deploying to Heroku • Create a new Git repo $ git init • Create a new Heroku app $ heroku create • Commit to repo & deploy $ git push heroku master • Run migrations on Heroku Postgres DB $ heroku run rake db:migrate
  16. 16. Developer Resources• Dev Center:• Getting Started with Ruby:• Getting Started with Rails 3.x:• GitHub repo with today’s Blog example:
  17. 17. Coming Soon… Expected Publishing Date is February 15, 2013.