We've got a brand new course: Crypto + Web 3 for Creatives!

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Ruby on Rails

8 weeks

New to back-end coding? Use Ruby on Rails to build custom web applications from scratch.

Or... why not join SuperHi Unlimited and get access to all our courses for $360/year? Find out more!


What you'll learn

Course syllabus


Our flexible, 8-week online Rails course offers support from expert instructors, real-world projects (as if you were to work with a client) and all the techniques you need to take payments, upload files and create your own login system.

It's designed for people new to back-end coding and those who know a little code but want to develop confidence and understanding by building custom web applications from scratch.

Who is this course for?

Anyone looking for the tools you need to create completely customized web applications from scratch and to work with other coders.

We would recommend a little bit of knowledge of HTML, CSS and Javascript before starting this course – it isn't needed but it would help make your sites even better if you want to customize the designs.

Most of our students work in the creative industries – designers, strategists and copywriters are the most common jobs – but you can work in any sector to join the course.

What do I need?

A computer with Mac OS X 10.9 or above, Windows XP or above, or a recent Linux version installed and a broadband internet connection. That’s it!

What you'll learn

Create fully-custom web applications using Ruby on Rails

Store and process your users' data and files in a database

Create your own content management systems

Make your own user login and sign up flows

Take customer payments and subscriptions using Stripe

Host your sites using GitHub and Heroku

Course syllabus

32+ hours of video lessons

Practical, go-at-your-own pace learning

Access the community

Join our Slack and connect with thousands of SuperHi students and alumni

Continued help

Help from our expert teachers and educators with years of experience in the industry

Extra homework challenges

Test your knowledge!

Real world projects

Projects and code that you can alter and remix to add to your own sites and portfolio


Resources to get you started and going post-course


In the first project, we'll be working through a site for a restaurant review startup. We'll talk about how to take apart a client proposal and get set up with Ruby on Rails and features like validations, SEO-friendly URLs, geolocation, images, filters, user systems and comments, as well as how to add an admin center to manage reviews and users.

Another Pin Co.

The next project is an ecommerce store called Another Pin Co. We'll talk about how to set up a store with a cart that follows users around the site, as well as integrate with Stripe's payment system and set up emails too.


Source is a website for a subscription model service. In this project, we'll get into Git, Github and Heroku even more, and add in Stripe's subscription plan, our own search and categories, and implement model and system testing.

Your instructors

Our instructors have decades of professional experience, have spoken at international conferences and have won countless web design awards.

Rik Lomas

Rik is a Mancunian coder, teacher and CEO of SuperHi. He was the co-founder of Steer (a code school in London) and has taught several thousand people to code. He is a bit too old to be posting memes on our social media and recently featured as a Sour Patch Kid in the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.

The SuperHi Editor

Our intelligent code editor is designed to help making websites from scratch easier. Comes with any course, or sign up for a free SuperHi account for access.

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Course FAQs

Yes, we do! All you'd need to do is send the links to your completed projects over to hi@superhi.com at the end of your course. We will review them, provide feedback if necessary, and then issue your certificate!

If you're comfortable working with a computer, then yes!

Learning new and improving your existing skills is about being patient with yourself, building up your knowledge, developing confidence through practice, and with time. We've seen our students around the world do it, and so can you.

Our beginner courses are designed for people new to the subjects. They grow your understanding so you grasp everything you need to start applying your new skills and will also give you a path to dig deeper if you want.

Our teaching style is practical and straightforward and you'll have support from our expert instructors and community for as long as you need.

Still not sure if learning to code is right for you? Take our free Plan, Design + Code Your First Website course or dive into our First Steps to Code guide.

All our course videos are taught using the SuperHi Editor, but you'll be able to apply everything you'll learn to a code editor of your choice. Many students go on to use other code editors, for example, if their workplace has an existing standard.

Our SuperHi Editor is designed with many smart features to help avoid wasted time looking for things like a typo or missing bracket (which is why we made it!), but the same code concepts apply to any editor.

Yes! You can use your own custom third-party domains and connect them to your sites built with our SuperHi Editor. Additionally, all SuperHi sites come with free SSL Certificates for added protection.

Here's more information on how to connect a third-party domain

At SuperHi, we provide online courses designed for creatives and made for everyone. Take a course on Code, Design, or Project Management 😊

The proof is in the pudding! Our students go on to make their own beautiful sites and some of their stunning work have won digital design awards. Take a look at our Hall of Fame to see some of the sites our students have built, many of which had only taken our Foundation course!

If you're a SuperHi student or alumni and would like to submit your project to be included in our Hall of Fame, please feel free to submit it here.

We have quite a lot of students that join us and have done some coding before but want to build up confidence and techniques.

In order to help get you where you'd like to be, have a look at the sites below to see which course you can make from scratch, without any help at all.

Baker & Brown – If you struggle to make this website from scratch, don't worry! We recommend you start off with our Foundation, HTML, CSS + Javascript course.

Jenna Buchholz – If you struggle to make this website from scratch, it's all good! We recommend you start off with our Javascript for Designers course.

Super Shapes – If you struggle to make this website from scratch, have no fear! We recommend you start off with our Advanced CSS + Javascript course.

All of our courses are unlocked and available for students to start their learning and go at their own pace. We do have a suggested weekly structure for some courses, which helps some students stay on track. However, you're definitely free to jump ahead or take as long as you need!

As soon as you checkout and pay, you'll have all the courses you paid for, in your student dashboard available to you immediately. If you're busy and can't start right away - no worries, you can pick it back up later.