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Learning Rails 3by Simon St. Laurent
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If youre a web developer or designer ready to learn Rails, this unique book is the ideal way to start.
Rather than throw you into the middle of the frameworks Model-View-Controller architecture, Learning Rails 3 works from the outside in. Youll begin with the foundations of the Web you already know, and learn how to create something visible with Rails view layer. Then youll tackle the more difficult inner layers: the database models and controller code.
All you need to get started is HTML experience. Each chapter includes exercises and review questions to test your understanding as you go.
"Learning Rails 3 feels like a brisk pair programming session with professionals who know how to use Ruby on Rails to get things done, and get them done well."
-Alan Harris, author of Sinatra: Up and Running
Ready to learn Rails? 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.
Learning Rails 3 covers the most recent developments.
About the Author
Simon St. Laurent is a web developer, network administrator, computer book author, and XML troublemaker living in Ithaca, NY. His books include Programming Web Services with XML-RPC and Office 2003 XML (O'Reilly), XML: A Primer and Sharing Bandwidth (Hungry Minds), and XML Elements of Style and Building XML Applications (McGraw-Hill). Simon is a contributing editor to XMLhack.com and an occasional contributor to XML.com (O'Reilly Network).
Edd Dumbill is a technologist, writer and programmer based in California. He is the program chair for the OReilly Strata and Open Source Convention Conferences.
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