Rails Girls Guides
These guides are built to provide tools and a community for women to understand technology and how to build their ideas. Organize your own events, submit new guides, or just use them to learn Rails. For more, add yourself to the team mailing list.
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Welcome to Rails Girls!
These are the main Rails Girls workshop guides. Start here and follow the guides in order.
Start of the guide
Start with the Rails Girls guides here!
Get to know the tools
Learn which tools we'll be using during the workshop and where to find them.
Guide to Install Rails
To build apps and other things with Ruby on Rails, we need to setup some software and a developer environment for your computer (macOS, Windows, Linux).
Build Your First App
Guide to building your first app with Ruby on Rails.
Style your app using HTML and CSS
Improve the design of your newly built app with HTML and CSS.
Add a new page to your app
Add more pages to your app with your own content.
Add a new homepage to your app
Customize the homepage of your app.
Add picture uploads
Make your ideas more visual with picture uploads.
Push Your App to GitHub
Push your code to GitHub to give people access to it.
Put Your App Online
Instructions to get your app running on the internet. We have a lot of platforms to choose from:
Fly.io | DigitalOcean | Heroku | OpenShift | Engine Yard | anynines
Style the idea pages using HTML and CSS
Let's add some design to make it look like a professional website.
Add comments to your app
Add comments to your your app by allowing people to leave message.
Create picture thumbnails
Instructions on resizing your images using Carrierwave.
Test your application with RSpec
Make sure your app works like expected by writing tests that can run automatically.
Learn even more
Learn more topics with these Rails Girls guides. These are not in any particular order. Choose a guide that sounds interesting and try it out!
Introduction to Ruby
Learn how the Ruby language looks and works. Read this if you don't know how Ruby works yet.
Add Authentication with Devise
How to quickly add a login and signup with Devise
Add Profile Pics with Gravatar
How to give your users profile photos
Build a voting app in Sinatra
Guide to building your first app using the Sinatra framework
Build a diary app in Ruby on Rails
Guide to building your first app using Ruby on Rails
Add a back-end to your app (admin pages)
Guide to how you can add an admin back-end to manage your app with Active Admin
Write a little game in Ruby!
Guide of Instructions for a game development with Ruby.
Web Fundamentals Tutorial
Get a deeper understanding of what's going on under the hood
Test Driven Development
Practice your Ruby skills while learning TDD
Simplifying tests with Shoulda Matchers
Simplify your RSpec tests with Shoulda matchers.
Focus on your Ruby skills - level 2!
- CD with Travis (and anynines)
- CD with Codeship (and Heroku)
- Prepare your app for deployment with Phusion Passenger
Touristic Autism-friendly Spots App
Allow authenticated users (using devise) to describe touristic places, comment and rate them from their autism-friendliness. To support autistic adults during their travelling.
Let's have more fun with Rails Girls
After The Event: How to Continue with Programming
A guide to keep you going with learning how to program.
Remote Pairing for the win!
Even if you can't find help locally, someone can still help you over the Internet.
Guides about Rails Girls itself
How to Organize a Rails Girls Event
This guide has been put together to help you get started organizing your first Rails Girls event.
Become a Rails Girls Coach
Answers to all your questions about being a Rails Girls coach - in one place.
Guide to the Guide of Rails Girls
Guide of background information about the Rails application.
Submit Your Own Guide
We are accepting guides to extend the application to our GitHub repository.