Learn Ruby on Rails like your career depends on it

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Building a fully functional web application is hard.

It's overwhelming. There are so many choices! Is Rails the right choice? How do you install a theme or template? How do you manage users? How do I collect payments?

You would love it if there was a step-by-step guide to feed you those answers ...even if you have barely written much Ruby code.

What if you could open the code editor of your choice and build your own application? What if you knew exactly what Ruby gems to include to send emails to your client? You could develop your own application in months, not years!

Months may seem like a long time but, with enough practice, you will be building Rails apps in weeks! How awesome would that super-power be?

This book will guide you from your very first rails commands all the way to deploying your app to a cloud provider. You'll be mastering a Rails application, getting customers and monetizing your existing knowledge in no time!

You will learn step-by-step with an experienced Rails application developer over your shoulders, giving you all of the tips.

Just imagine the application you want to build and start reading this book and, you'll be on your way to creating the application you have always wanted to make.

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You don't want to build another blog app

Sick of all the simple tutorials? Done building your 4th blog app and 3rd chat app? Do you want to build an app that you can actually create revenue with? Build a SaaS App in Ruby on Rails 6 aims to guide you from tutorial apprentice to a SaaS app Wizard.

Become Productive NOW!

Wish you had an experienced Rails developer and SaaS founder looking over your shoulder to help make your decisions? Someone who has "been there, done that" multiple times?

This is your chance! Learn right the first time and write efficient, concise code to ship your application fast!

No Toy Apps Here

One thing you might notice in other programming books is that you will be building a storefront, Twitter Clone, or some other toy app.

This book is not like that. You will be building a Daily Standup Application. This app will:

  • Record tasks and blockers daily.
  • Email reminders and email daily recaps.
  • Update pages in real-time.
  • Have multiple plans and collect monthly subscriptions.

No BS. No Fluff. Even if you don't release this app, every business could use a Daily Tracker. So can yours!

Worried the material won't help you build a complex application? I am currently running Inbound using the very same code and techniques from the book.

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What's included

500+ page eBook

The book ends up around about 600 pages of instruction, tips, code samples, and exercises. This book does not skimp on details or code samples!


Throughout each chapter, you will be presented with exercises to test your knowledge or build some code on your own.

Source Code

You will get access to the source code to each chapter's content as well as the finished sample application

Cheat Sheets

Cheat Sheets to keep common methods, classes or tips right at the tip of your fingers.

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Table of Contents

The first seven chapters will lay a foundation for building an application in Rails. Including testing, conventions and how it all fits together.

  • 1. Ruby on Rails and your First Application: Create a sample app. Plus understand the conventions and origins of Ruby on Rails
  • 2. Testing and You: Why is testing important? What are the different types of tests? What is CI?
  • 3. Starting your SaaS App: Install system requirements for a production Rails app. Learn some basics about Git, Webpacker and Turbolinks. Then get the app off the ground with Bootstrap 4
  • 4. Users are Everything: Start by creating a user model and table. End with a tested user management system. Including Devise Authentication, Friendly URLS, User Invites and more!
  • 5. Business Models and Logic: Create other resources that users will interact with and understand how they're all related.
  • 6. Service Objects: Learn how to use Service Objects when there is too much business logic in your controllers.
  • 7. ActiveJob and Sidekiq: Understand where background tasks fit in. Then learn how to create use and manage these jobs through ActiveJob and Sidekiq.

The latter half of the book will deep dive into specific parts of a Rails application such as background jobs, email, WebSockets and taking payments.

  • 8. Mailers and You: A deep dive into the Rails ActionMailer system. From mailer generation to corner cases in email rendering. Want to parse replies with Rails' new functionality to do so? That's in there too!
  • 9. ActionCable: WebSockets on Rails: With ActionCable's introduction in Rails 6, there is a lot of new ground to cover to get real-time updates in a Rails application. Here you will learn how to use ActionCable with examples that aren't a chat application
  • 10. Sprinkle Some React on Rails: Trying to use the default Rails example of passing around template strings over sockets can be clunky as you add more real time data. Instead, we will add some React and Redux to send JSON data over web WebSockets.
  • 11. Stripe Payments and Subscriptions: You'll be building a payment system through Service Objects that will allow you to plug in most payment systems. This chapter will guide you through using Stripe, working with Webhooks and how to safely handle payment activity.
  • 12. Third Party Integrations: Nearly every SaaS application will need to interact with some third party API. You'll be connecting to GitHub to learn how to authenticate with those APIs, accessing their data and receiving Webhook Activity. With Analytics you will want to know what your users are doing within your application. What analytic provider should you be using and how do you implement them?
  • 13. Speeding up Rails: It's not all unicorns and rainbows when your application is now built out. Here you will learn where to avoid common pitfalls that slow down your application as well as ways to cache information.
  • 14. Deploying: With your application ready for the world how will you deploy it? This chapter will guide you through deployment on Heroku and the optimal Heroku setup.

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So Long and Thanks for all the Fish Package



Rails 7 has shipped but you can still get all you need to get started building applications in Ruby on Rails 6, including:

Complete Build A SaaS App in Ruby on Rails 6 eBook in multiple formats(PDF, ePub, MOBI) to read it anywhere

Full source code for the applicationin the book. This allows you to see how code samples fit into the application and fast track your understanding of the code base!

Chapter exercises to test your knowledge or build some code on your own.

Cheat Sheets to get the most common commands and interfaces available at your fingertips

Private Slack Community to share your journey with fellow Rails developers

Copy of Build a SaaS App in Ruby on Rails 5 to tackle any applications you may be working on in Rails 5

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Will there be any extra material?

Yes, depending on the package you choses you will have extra access to cheat sheets, source code respotories and more!

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You can access the landing page and connected product by visiting Build A SaaS App In Rails 5

What format will the book be in?

Currently working with a tool that outputs PDF, ePub and .mobi format.

What if I don't like it?

I don't want you to resent me for taking your money with a product you don't like. Just email me and I'll get a refund for you. No time limit.

Anything else?

Just send me an email at rob@succinctsoftwarellc.com

About the Author(Me!)

Hi, I'm Rob and I am the single founder of Succinct Software. I have been professionally developing web applications for the last 8 years or so. Within the last few years, I have brought some of my creations to the public under the Succinct Software name. You can find my writing on Medium (and migrating to my self hosted blog) and smaller comments on Twitter