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Rails Cookbook (Cookbooks)by Rob Orsini
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Ready to learn Rails? Get up to speed using the frameworks latest release. In this Live Edition, Learning Rails has been updated to cover Rails 2.3.5, making it an ideal guide for Rails beginners.
Unlike most Rails books, Learning Rails is for web developers, and not for programmers. Rather than begin with the inner layers of a Rails web application — the models and controllers — this book approaches Rails development from the outer layer: the view side of an application. Youll start from the foundations of the Web you already know, and learn how to create something visible with Rails before reaching the more difficult database models and controller code. Each chapter includes exercises and review questions so you can test your understanding as you go.
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This manual is intended for individuals with Web development experience. First appearing in 2004, Ruby on Rails was considered a revolution in the process of developing Web applications. Orsini's take in this book has been to treat each topic as a recipe, utilizing a tested solution and a discussion of how and why it works so that it can be adapted to other similar situations. Topics include modeling data with the Active Record Library, setting up views with Action View and RHTNL templates, testing and de-bugging Rails applications, deploying applications with Mongrel and Apache, using the numerous Rails plug-ins, and more. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Rails is one of the leading frameworks for developing the new generation of Web 2.0 applications using the increasingly popular Ruby scripting language. This title is for all web developers, regardless of experience, who want to learn about the fastest growing web application framework on the market.
Rails Cookbook is packed with the solutions you need to be a proficient developer with Rails, the leading framework for building the new generation of Web 2.0 applications. Recipes range from the basics, like installing Rails and setting up your development environment, to the latest techniques, such as developing RESTful web services.
Whether you're new to Rails or an experienced developer, you'll discover ways to test, debug and secure your applications, incorporate Ajax, use caching to improve performance, and put your application into production. Want to get ahead of the Web 2.0 curve? This valuable cookbook will save you hundreds of hours when developing applications with Rails.
About the Author
Rob Orsini is the author of the Rails Cookbook (O'Reilly). He's also the founder and CEO of Tuple Shop, Inc., a web software consulting company specializing in Rails and Python development. Previously, Rob was webmaster at Industrial Light & Magic (a Lucasfilm company), and software engineer at O'Reilly Media. Rob has been programming the web since the late nineties, and enjoys the leading edge of development with dynamic languages such as Ruby and Python. Additionally, Rob is a jazz musician, a builder, and a loving husband and father.
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