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The Rails 3 Way (Addison-Wesley Professional Ruby)


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Publisher Comments:

The Rails™ 3 Way is a comprehensive resource that digs into the new features in Rails 3 and perhaps more importantly, the rationale behind them.

—Yehuda Katz, Rails Core

The Bible for Ruby on Rails Application Development


Ruby on Rails strips complexity from the development process, enabling professional developers to focus on what matters most: delivering business value via clean and maintainable code. The Rails™ 3 Way is the only comprehensive, authoritative guide to delivering production-quality code with Rails 3. Pioneering Rails expert Obie Fernandez and a team of leading experts illuminate the entire Rails 3 API, along with the idioms, design approaches, and libraries that make developing applications with Rails so powerful. Drawing on their unsurpassed experience and track record, they address  the real challenges development teams face, showing how to use Rails 3 to maximize your productivity.


Using numerous detailed code examples, the author systematically covers Rails 3 key capabilities and subsystems, making this book a reference that you will turn to again and again. He presents advanced Rails programming techniques that have been proven effective in day-to-day usage on dozens of production Rails systems and offers important insights into behavior-driven development and production considerations such as scalability. Dive deep into the Rails 3 codebase and discover why Rails is designed the way it is—and how to make it do what you want it to do.

This book will help you

  • Learn what’s new in Rails 3
  • Increase your productivity as a web application developer
  • Realize the overall joy in programming with Rails
  • Leverage Rails’ powerful capabilities for building REST-compliant APIs
  • Drive implementation and protect long-term maintainability using RSpec
  • Design and manipulate your domain layer using Active Record
  • Understand and program complex program flows using Action Controller
  • Master sophisticated URL routing concepts
  • Use Ajax techniques via Rails 3 support for unobtrusive JavaScript
  • Learn to extend Rails with popular gems and plugins, and how to write your own
  • Extend Rails with the best third-party plug-ins and write your own
  • Integrate email services into your applications with Action Mailer
  • Improve application responsiveness with background processing
  • Create your own non-Active Record domain classes using Active Model
  • Master Rails’ utility classes and extensions in Active Support

Book News Annotation:

This definitive reference to the Ruby on Rails web application development framework provides comprehensive information on all aspects of the programming process in a style that emphasizes the philosophical and organizational tenets of agile development methodology. The volume covers all aspects of Ruby on Rails 3 including configuring the environment, routing, REST, controllers, Active Record, action view, helpers, XML and active resource, Rspec, and third party gems. Appendices provide specific API syntax reference. Exhaustive code examples are provided throughout and access to additional online resources is provided. Fernandez is a Ruby on Rails developer and evangelist. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

About the Author

Obie Fernandez has been hacking computers since he got his first Commodore VIC-20 in the eighties, and found himself in the right place and time as a programmer on some of the first Java enterprise projects of the mid-nineties. Obie has been evangelizing Ruby on Rails online via blog posts and publications since early 2005. He has traveled around the world relentlessly promoting Rails at large industry conferences. As CEO and Founder of Hashrocket, Obie specializes in orchestrating the creation of large-scale, web-based applications, both for startups and mission-critical enterprise projects. He still gets his hands dirty with code on at least a weekly basis and posts regularly on various topics to his popular technology blog.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Rails Environments and Configuration 

Chapter 2: Routing

Chapter 3: REST Resources, and Rails

Chapter 4: Working with Controllers

Chapter 5: Working with ActiveRecord

Chapter 6: ActiveRecord Migrations

Chapter 7: ActiveRecord Associations

Chapter 8; Validations

Chapter 9: Advanced ActiveRecord

Chapter 10: ActionView

Chapter 11: All About Helpers

Chapter 12; RSpec

Chapter 13: Rails Production Configurations

Product Details

Fernandez, Obie
Addison-Wesley Professional
Fernandez, Obed (Obie)
Programming Languages - General
Software Engineering - Programming and Languages
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Addison-Wesley Professional Ruby Series
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