Beginning Ruby on Rails: From Novice to Professional (Beginning from Novice to Professional)
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:7/20/2007 - Apress
By: Cloves Carneiro Jr., Jeffrey Allan Hardy
Ruby on Rails has taken the world by storm. First released in mid-2004, this open source framework has single-handedly changed the landscape of web development. It's both powering and defining the Web 2.0 revolution, providing a radical shift in the way we think about web applications. Beginning Ruby on Rails is for anybody who wishes to join the revolution. You'll learn how all of the components of the Rails framework fit together and how you can leverage them to create sophisticated web applications. The book features practical examples and sleeves-rolled-up walkthroughs, and you'll also learn the vital philosophy behind Rails. In addition, you'll learn how to get up and running quickly with Ruby, the programming language that underpins Rails and makes it so powerful. Specifically, Beginning Ruby on Rails will teach you all about ActiveRecord, and how it makes working with databases a pleasure ActionPack, and how it wires applications together with meaningful URLs REST-enabled services Ajax interface techniques for dynamic web pages ActionMailer, which can send and receive mail plus how to extend your application with plug-ins and, most importantly, how to test your code The book includes three superb sample projects that put all the concepts to work, showing you in no uncertain terms how to design, develop, and deploy software using Ruby on Rails.