Rails for Zombies 2

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Code School is all about learning through hands-on experience. Delve into the fundamentals of design, like learning about color theory through interactive videos and challenges. Those apps you see on your smartphone? The next one could be designed by you. Explore mobile web design with professor Jason VanLue, who is living proof that learning by doing really works, as he is a self-taught designer and is head of the design team at Code School and Envy Labs. In addition to online classes, yo...
Code School is all about learning through hands-on experience. Delve into the fundamentals of design, like learning about color theory through interactive videos and challenges. Those apps you see on your smartphone? The next one could be designed by you. Explore mobile web design with professor Jason VanLue, who is living proof that learning by doing really works, as he is a self-taught designer and is head of the design team at Code School and Envy Labs. In addition to online classes, you can also learn through screencasts, where industry experts such as Google and Pearson record what is happening on their computer screen, guiding you through the basics all the way to advanced techniques. Follow their skill “paths”, earn points, and win badges to become an expert in HTML, JavaScript, iOS, and more. Code School's knowledgeable professors, hands-on courses and interactive videos and challenges can help you master any field.

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Learn more Rails with this sequel to the infamous Rails for Zombies course. Increase your Ruby on Rails knowledge with even more zombie learning.
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durrantm

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6 years, 1 month ago
Getting to write and try the code was great!
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Ryan Smith

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6 years, 8 months ago
A great way to learn Rails 3.1. I look forward to more courses. Biggest drawback though is the jingle...it's stuck in my braaaaaaain.
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wrburgess

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6 years, 8 months ago
The production quality of this series was terrific. I liked the advanced topics and the insight on the Rails 3.1 features a great deal. My only complaint would be that the last session seemed to have too many new things thrown in at once and I lost track of what I was supposed to focus on.
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maxemus41

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6 years, 8 months ago
I really enjoyed this course from start to finish. This course has an excellent explanation of REST principles which I felt was lacking in RFZ1. Routes receive a lot more attention with this course, as they should. I feel ready to issue my $rails new somethingSweet command and get going!
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faruqiman

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6 years, 8 months ago
I like all code school courses that I've been taking. Look forward for new courses. :)
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aziznur

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6 years, 8 months ago
I am very pleased at the course Rails for Zombies second part, but I waited continuation of the firs part. To learn Ajax and other techniques I think little bit early. Firstly I would like to know more methods of the Rails. I wish success for you! Thank you and Good luck!!! P.S. Sorry for my English. P.P.S. Waiting for RFZ3
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aeonblue3

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6 years, 8 months ago
Can't wait for the next rails course. These are awesome!
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Michael Durrant

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6 years, 8 months ago
Getting to write and try the code was great!
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fcy

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6 years, 8 months ago
I'm new to Rails and it very nice to have a material that shows, didactically, how Rails works without getting into to much details and without been to shallow. The challenges after each chapter helps you to memorize what has been taught.
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WiltOnTilt

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6 years, 8 months ago
I really loved Rails for Zombies 1, and when I got the email for RFZ 2 I couldn't wait to sign up! It definitely delivered. I think the user experience is amazing. I did get a little frustrated with some of the quizzes but more as a result of my own ineptitude. I thought some of the stuff about rails 3.1 was interesting but maybe a little out of scope or better served as a separate course focused on transferring from 3.0 to 3.1 ? I thought the ajax stuff was very interesting but I don't have a lot of jquery or coffeescript experience so some of that syntax was a little frustrating, but it did induce me to look into it more and broaden my horizons. The REST, Routes, Nested Routes, and model scoping were extremely helpful to me. I really like the "good code/bad code" parts of all the exercises. Overall I think the course is an amazing value and the user experience and production value is top notch. Well done! I have already tweeted and... I really loved Rails for Zombies 1, and when I got the email for RFZ 2 I couldn't wait to sign up! It definitely delivered. I think the user experience is amazing. I did get a little frustrated with some of the quizzes but more as a result of my own ineptitude. I thought some of the stuff about rails 3.1 was interesting but maybe a little out of scope or better served as a separate course focused on transferring from 3.0 to 3.1 ? I thought the ajax stuff was very interesting but I don't have a lot of jquery or coffeescript experience so some of that syntax was a little frustrating, but it did induce me to look into it more and broaden my horizons. The REST, Routes, Nested Routes, and model scoping were extremely helpful to me. I really like the "good code/bad code" parts of all the exercises. Overall I think the course is an amazing value and the user experience and production value is top notch. Well done! I have already tweeted and personally recommended it to a few others.
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blischalk

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6 years, 8 months ago
One of the reasons I have chosen to work with ruby on rails is the wonderful resources available for learning the subject. Rails for Zombies is a great example. What better way is there to learn coding than by actually doing it?
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tacheshun

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6 years, 8 months ago
Love it!
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John Doe

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6 years, 8 months ago
Did you guys get some help from Barney Stinson when you created Rails for Zombies 2? Because it's AWSOME!!
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joshuapinter

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6 years, 8 months ago
Seriously guys, these courses are incredible. I'm talking University level material (or depending on your perspective, not University level material, but better!) I feel the pace was perfect and how RFZ1 built on RFZ2 was great. I'm coming from a PHP (with MVC) background. No Ruby or Rails experience. After these courses, I'm pretty up to speed. Great, great stuff.
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Brennon Loveless

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6 years, 8 months ago
Loved doing the lesson. I've been working with rails for a while now and even still this teaches me something every time I do any of these lessons.
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ma2thew

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6 years, 8 months ago
If you thought RFZ was awesome, let me tell you RFZ2 is awesomer. I will be counting the days until RFZ3, starting today...1.
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bruparel

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6 years, 8 months ago
The reason I am taking off one point is that you sample app does not have the same polish that you have in your presentation. I would have expected an equally polished sample app demonstrating all the points taught in the course.
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istoselidas

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6 years, 8 months ago
It was far better than the rails for zombies 1 which was also exceptionally good. I love Greck Pollack, he is a great inspirator for me and he is one of the reasons I am loving rails so much until today. Every rails developer I met I try to convince him to take the lessons. What I think could be a little bit better: 1) Level 5 was the best thing, so I wanted more! 2) It had some small bugs, so I lost some points (I think due to slow server). 3) It would be nice to show the recommended solution after we pass an exercise. I passed some exercises but when I saw the hints, I saw some improvements compared to my solution. I hope to see more ajax and rails, it was really great lesson. I want to support you and I am going to buy every lesson that you are going to create. P.S.: I love you Greck! P.S.2: Greck was a little scary when the videos was ended (except the last one)... I forgot it and I almost felt from my chair twice!
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emachnic

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6 years, 8 months ago
The first RFZ is great for beginners but didn't really present any difficult challenges. This one really steps it up and makes you think about what you're doing. Great course!
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jmmcduffie

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6 years, 8 months ago
For me, this course was a home run. I really loved the original Rails for Zombies and this course takes it to a whole new level. The quality of the screencasts and the exercises is top notch on both counts. I learned a lot from this course and it has gotten me fired up about Rails development all over again.
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piippo

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6 years, 8 months ago
You get a better grasp and deeper understanding of the stuff already learned. Also this course will dive deeper into multiple aspects of Rails 3.1. Overall it's a great course if you are interested in learning Rails - the fun way.
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developerdave

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6 years, 8 months ago
Really enjoyed the course, even better than the first Rails For Zombies. Loved the new interface and really helped getting into Rails development. Looking forward to anymore Rails for Zombies.
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basgys

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6 years, 8 months ago
I've been developing rails applications for about a year, but I've learned a lot of thing. First of all, it's focused on the very last version of Rails (3.1) and there was some things I didn't know. Then, even if the course begin with basic things like installation or migrations, there was tips and best practices throughout the course that was very interesting. To sum up, I recommend you this course regardless of your level. Bastien P.S. the outtakes video worth to be seen. :)
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americos

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6 years, 8 months ago
Learn by doing is the key that separates this course among other type of Rails learning materials. Rails for Zombies 2 is an awesome way for learning/improving your Rails skills. Looking forward for Rails for Zombies 3!
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fespinoza

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6 years, 8 months ago
The contents are more useful that the previous courses of codeschool, specially the last 3 levels, the plataform is awesome and all the work to create this course too! congrats guys!
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gokhan

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6 years, 8 months ago
I'm a JAVA developer. All I can say is, I've never seen this level of information presented in understandable, and most importantly fun way. Thanks guys. Maybe you will make fun lessons just like this for ActiveRecord, Rails Routes, ActionView...etc seperately...
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igmarin

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6 years, 8 months ago
I have been long time waiting for this update and it totally worth it, if you want to know what is new in Rails 3.1 and if you are looking for those tips that will make you a better Rails Developer, so you can not miss this tittle.
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rbarbosa

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6 years, 8 months ago
This is a great upgrade from Rails For Zombies 1! After take the RFZ 1 this course is the next step for taking off in RoR learning. Very good videos (and slides) with subjects clearly explained.
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dnbailey

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6 years, 8 months ago
I really enjoyed Rails for Zombies, and the second edition does not disappoint. Rails for Zombies 2 provides some really great info on the new asset pipeline.
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JAH2488

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6 years, 8 months ago
The first rails for zombies was a cute course that taught the basics in a very succinct way, while it wasn't anything mind blowing, it was unique and easy to follow. With Rails for Zombies 2, the dead have risen again with more tips that cover a wider variety of subjects. Even as an established rails developer, I was able to learn a few things from this course, and even when most of it was review, it was fun, and it was a great review session.
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