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Ruby on Rails™ 3 Tutorial: Learn Rails™ by Example by Michael Hartl

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Chapter 11. User Microposts

Chapter 10 saw the completion of the REST actions for the Users resource, so the time has finally come to add a second resource: user microposts.1 These are short messages associated with a particular user, first seen in larval form in Chapter 2. In this chapter, we will make a full-strength version of the sketch from Section 2.3 by constructing the Micropost data model, associating it with the User model using the has_many and belongs_to methods, and then making the forms and partials needed to manipulate and display the results. In Chapter 12, we will complete our tiny Twitter clone by adding the notion of following users in order to receive a feed of their microposts.

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