This post was written by Chris Oliver on November 10, 2016.
With the holiday season just beginning, I'm proud to announce that GoRails gets a fresh coat of paint and a bunch of new features to make learning Ruby on Rails that much better. 🎉
Here's some of the awesome new stuff you can check out right now:
I'm now organizing videos in Series so you can dive deep into specific topics. After publishing over 150 different episodes, there's a lot of content on GoRails and it can be hard to dive into higher level topics, so that's what Series are here to solve. I've already grouped some of the existing episodes into series for easier watching, and I'll be releasing brand new series on APIs, Testing, React, Vue, and more coming very, very soon.
Keep an eye on the GoRails Series page for new releases!
When you're browsing GoRails, sometimes a few episodes catch your eye and you want to make sure to mark those down to watch later. Now you can! Hit the "Watch Later" button and the episodes will be added to your queue on your Dashboard.
It's hard to keep track of which episodes you've watched and which you haven't, so I've added the ability for you to mark episodes as complete.
The forums have been a fantastic place to ask questions and get answers. Like Github, I've added the ability to add reactions to posts so you can easily add your thoughts to a conversation.
I've also added subscriber badges and reactions to the forum. You earn a new badge for each milestone you reach of 1, 3, 6, 12, and 24 months.
Along with all the new features, I'm updating our pricing. I'll be investing everything back into GoRails to expand the topics into more things like Vue.js, iOS / Android with Rails backends, testing, and more. I'm also planning on expanding our community and improving support to make GoRails an even better place to get advice on how to build great web apps.
GoRails will be going up to $19/mo for all new subscribers. As a subscriber, you'll get access to all lessons on GoRails and support the subscribers-only forum and private Slack group.
If you haven't subscribed yet, GoRails is on sale for $9/mo up until Cyber Monday (November 28, 2016). Be sure to subscribe to get the discount before it ends!
If you're currently subscribed to GoRails, don't worry! You'll be grandfathered in to your current plan as long as you're subscribed. That's my way of saying thanks for all the support you've given me over the years. 💕
Almost 3 years ago I started working on GoRails fulltime. Today, there are over 10,000 people using GoRails. It's come an amazing way because of you. Thanks to your feedback, requests, and questions I've been able to make GoRails a much more useful resource for learning Ruby on Rails.
I believe you should be able to build any web app you can imagine, and have the resources to look up how to implement the features you'll need for it. We've accomplished some of this together but have a lot more to do. These changes are a big step in the direction of helping anyone become an incredibly good developer and I hope you're as excited about the future as I am! As always, I'm excited to hear your feedback.