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Ready to go to the next level with Rails? From examining the parts of Ruby that make this framework possible to deploying large Rails applications, Advanced Rails offers you an in-depth look at techniques for dealing with databases, security, performance, web services and much more.

Chapters in this book help you understand not only the tricks and techniques used within the Rails framework itself, but also how to make use of ideas borrowed from other programming paradigms. Advanced Rails pays particular attention to building applications that scale — whether "scale" means handling more users, or working with a bigger and more complex database. You'll find plenty of examples and code samples that explain:

  • Aspects of Ruby that are often confusing or misunderstood
  • Metaprogramming
  • How to develop Rails plug-ins
  • Different database management systems
  • Advanced database features, including triggers, rules, and stored procedures
  • How to connect to multiple databases
  • When to use the Active Support library for generic, reusable functions
  • Security principles for web application design, and security issues endemic to the Web
  • When and when not to optimize performance
  • Why version control and issue tracking systems are essential to any large or long-lived Rails project
Advanced Rails also gives you a look at REST for developing web services, ways to incorporate and extend Rails, how to use internationalization, and many other topics. If you're just starting out with rails, or merely experimenting with the framework, this book is not for you. But if you want to improve your skills with Rails through advanced techniques, this book is essential.

Book News Annotation:

Written for programmers who wish to expand the current capability of the Rails software application, this manual explores advanced techniques for working with large and complex databases. Ediger, a software consultant, instructs users and programmers how to use Rails components in other types of Ruby code, how to write and install plugins, how to ensure security systems and how to connect to multiple databases. A special section is dedicated explaining how version control and issue tracking systems are important to every Rails application. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

About the Author

Brad Ediger is the CTO of Tasman Labs, a real-estate technologycompany. Together with his wife Kristen, a web designer, Brad ownsMadriska Media Group, a firm specializing in custom applicationdevelopment. When not programming, Brad enjoys playing variousmusical instruments and watching obscure films.

Table of Contents

PrefaceChapter 1: Foundational TechniquesChapter 2: ActiveSupport and RailTiesChapter 3: Rails PluginsChapter 4: DatabaseChapter 5: SecurityChapter 6: PerformanceChapter 7: REST, Resources, and Web ServicesChapter 8: i18n and L10nChapter 9: Incorporating and Extending RailsChapter 10: Large ProjectsColophon

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