Chapter 7

Sign Up

Now that we have a working User model, it’s time to add an ability few websites can live without: letting users sign up. We’ll use an HTML form to submit user signup information to our application (Section 7.2), which will then be used to create a new user and save its attributes to the database (Section 7.4). At the end of the signup process, it’s important to render a profile page with the newly created user’s information, so we’ll begin by making a page for showing users, which will serve as the first step toward implementing the REST architecture for users (Section 2.2.2). Along the way, we’ll build on our work in Section 5.3.4 to write succinct and expressive integration tests.

In this chapter, we’ll rely on the User model ...

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