API U Series

How to Build an eCommerce API With Ruby on Rails

E-commerce is big business. Any app of this kind should be captivating and run like clockwork. The latter depends on a good API first of all.

It may look like a piece of cake for a skilled developer. But what if you are just getting started? An easy-to-understand-and-follow guide would be of great help. The following tutorial series was made up to simplify the life of beginners who want to learn how to create an e-commerce API with Ruby on Rails. It is presented in several parts that fully cover all of the development steps. Each of them contains detailed instructions with code pieces. Here you will learn everything on the topic: from creating products to creating orders. The tutorial is also accompanied by a project on Github.

This article is the first of a three part series from MLSDev that shows you how to build an eCommerce API using Ruby on Rails. In this part, readers are shown how to set up your API to populate your online store with the products that you will be selling. A Github project accompanies this series.
This article is the second of a three part series from MLSDev that shows how to build an eCommerce API using Ruby on Rails. In this part, readers are shown how to implement product search including autocomplete and full text search for an online store. A Github project accompanies this series.
This article is the third of a three part series from MLSDev that shows you how to build an eCommerce API using Ruby on Rails. In this part, readers are shown how to secure their online store by implementing registration and authorization. A Github project accompanies this series.