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Ruby on Rails Tutorial: Learn Web Development with Rails (Addison-Wesley Professional Ruby)by Michael Hartl
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“Ruby on Rails™ Tutorial by Michael Hartl has become a must-read for developers learning how to build Rails apps.”
—Peter Cooper, Editor of Ruby Inside
Using Rails, developers can build web applications of exceptional elegance and power. Although its remarkable capabilities have made Ruby on Rails one of the world’s most popular web development frameworks, it can be challenging to learn and use. Ruby on Rails™ Tutorial, Second Edition, is the solution. Best-selling author and leading Rails developer Michael Hartl teaches Rails by guiding you through the development of your own complete sample application using the latest techniques in Rails web development. The updates to this edition include all-new site design using Twitter’s Bootstrap; coverage of the new asset pipeline, including Sprockets and Sass; behavior-driven development (BDD) with Capybara and RSpec; better automated testing with Guard and Spork; roll your own authentication with has_secure_password; and an introduction to Gherkin and Cucumber.
This book will help you
Use Michael Hartl’s Acclaimed Video Lessons and Best-Selling Book Side by Side to Get Started with Rails Quickly!
Ruby on Rails™ Tutorial LiveLessons, Second Edition, is your video source for quickly getting started with modern Rails web development!
Top Rails expert and author Michael Hartl gets you started with the Rails development process: installing and setting up Rails, designing Rails applications with MVC and REST, building static pages, coding effectively in Ruby, getting started with automated testing, and deploying to the live web.
Just watch and learn: You’ll find expert insight, modern best practices, and step-by-step instructions for solving real-world problems.
Product includes LiveLessons™ DVD with 6+ hours of video instruction and Michael Hartl’s Ruby on Rails™ Tutorial, Second Edition (
Rails has rapidly become one of the world's most popular web development frameworks. But Rails can be challenging - and, until now, there's been no good way to learn modern Rails development from the ground up. Ruby on Rails 3 Tutorial and LiveLesson Video Bundle fills that gap. Leading Rails expert Michael Hartl teaches today's Rails best practices by walking readers through the construction of a complete application - from start to finish. This book/DVD-based video training package shows developers how to take full advantage of the latest Rails 3.2 innovations - including techniques that make Rails development easier and more accessible. Hartl gets you started with the Rails development process including installing and setting up Rails, designing Rails applications with MVC and REST, building static pages, coding effectively in Ruby, getting started with automated testing, and deploying to the live web. Developers see each technique in real-world context, motivated by realistic problems. Hartl introduces new concepts at just the right pace, moving from the basics through advanced topics. The book contained in this bundle is Ruby on Rails Tutorial, 2/e, ISBN 9780321832054.
About the Author
Michael Hartl is the author of the Ruby on Rails™ Tutorial, the leading introduction to web development with Ruby on Rails. His prior experience includes writing and developing RailsSpace, an extremely obsolete Rails tutorial book, and developing Insoshi, a once-popular and now-obsolete social networking platform in Ruby on Rails. In 2011, Michael received a Ruby Hero Award for his contributions to the Ruby community. He is a graduate of Harvard College, has a Ph.D. in Physics from Caltech, and is an alumnus of the Y Combinator entrepreneur program.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 From zero to deploy
Chapter 2 A demo app
Chapter 3 Mostly static pages
Chapter 4 Rails-flavored Ruby
Chapter 5 Filling in the layout
Chapter 6 Modeling users
Chapter 7 Sign up
Chapter 8 Sign in, sign out
Chapter 9 Updating, showing, and deleting users
Chapter 10 User microposts
Chapter 11 Following users
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