In this chapter, we will begin developing the professional-grade sample ap-
plication that will serve as our example throughout the rest of this tutorial.
Although the Ruby Social Network will eventually have users, microposts, and a full
login and authentication framework, we will begin with a seemingly limited
topic: the creation of static pages. Despite its apparent simplicity, making static
pages is a highly instructive exercise, rich in implications—a perfect start for
our nascent application.