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Practical Rails Projectsby Eldon Alameda
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If you are a web developer who has already realized the power of Ruby on Rails but wants to take your Rails knowledge further, this book will be invaluable to you. Practical Rails Projects assumes you know the basics of using the framework, concentrating instead on taking you through the creation of a multitude of practical real-world examples, including a blog, a personal organizer, a calendar, a PHP site retrofitted to Rails, and much more. Each example application follows best practices, gives a nod to style as well as functionality, and takes advantage of many Rails plug-ins, Rails engines, and Ruby Gems. There is also discussion of cutting-edge Rails functionality, such as the new REST implementation and Active Resource.
The book starts off by taking you through setup of an ideal development environment as a helpful recap, before diving into the projects straight afterwards.Takes you through the creation of several real-world Rails web applications.Provides a guide to setting up a perfect development environment with Rails and SQLite or MySQL, supporting Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux operating systems.Doesn't waste time on the basics&emdash;assumes you know the fundamentals of Ruby and Rails already.Covers the newest Rails functionality, such as new plug-ins and engines, as well as the Rails REST implementation and Active Resource.What you'll learnHow to set up Rails for Windows, Mac OS X, and LinuxHow to use Rails with both MySQL and SQLite databasesHow to incorporate the latest plug-ins, engines, and Ruby Gems into your applications, saving you hours of development timeHow to make consistent styling of your applications a walk in the park using the Yahoo YUIHow to retrofita PHP site to RailsHow to add sparkle to your applications using Ajax techniquesHow to use cutting-edge Rails functionality such as REST and Active ResourceWho is this book for?
This book is for anyone who has gone beyond the basics of Rails and wants to learn higher-level Rails techniques. It is also useful for those experienced in other disciplines (such as Java and PHP) who want to learn Rails.About the Apress Practical Series
The Practical series from Apress is your best choice for getting the job done, period. From professional to expert, this series lets you apply project-motivated templates (or frameworks) step by step in a very direct, practical, and efficient manner toward current real-world projects that may be sitting on your desk. So whatever your career goal, Apress can be your trusted guide to take you where you want to go on your IT career empowerment path.Related Titles from ApressBeginning Ruby on Rails: From Novice to ProfessionalPractical Ruby on Rails Social Networking Sites Beginning Ruby on Rails E-Commerce: From Novice to Professional
Ruby on Rails is currently a very hot technology, and its popularity is still growing. Practical Ruby on Rails Projects provides intermediate Rails users with an essential learning aid to take them to higher level, teaching them countless real world techniques via a series of practical project-based chapters. Each chapter takes the reader through the complete process of building up a full-functional Rails web application.
Projects taught in the book include a blog, a REST-based task manager, an online IT help desk, a web comic (including image upload facilities, ) Wiki, and much more. Techniques learned include speeding up development with plugins, engines and Ruby Gems, styling with CSS libraries, and adding dynamism using Ajax.
The best way to learn Rails is by creating a variety of applications with it.
You already know the basics of Rails, and you?re familiar with the exciting features and benefits associated with using this Ruby?based framework. You?re now at the point where you need to gain firsthand experience with Rails by thoroughly exploring the features and building several different types of web applications.
Eldon Alameda takes a focused approach to guiding you through the creation of multiple real-world examples that are designed to get your hands dirty with the core features of Rails, while providing you with the valuable experience of creating real Rails applications.
This book is for anyone who has gone beyond the basics of Rails and wants to learn higher-level Rails techniques. It is also useful for those experienced in other disciplines (such as Java and PHP) who want to learn Rails.
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