Synopses & Reviews
Beginning Ruby on Rails E-Commerce: From Novice to Professional is the first book of its kind to guide you through producing e-commerce applications with Rails, the stacked web framework taking the world by storm. The book dives right into the process of creating a production-level web application using agile methodologies and test-driven development combined with Rails best practices. You?ll take advantage of the latest crop of Rails plug-ins and helpers that will radically improve your programming schedule. You?ll also create a real application step-by-step, plus the book is driven by real-world cases throughout.
You will begin by learning how to install Rails and quickly create a product catalog interfaced with your choice of database technologies. Then you?ll discover how to build modern, Ajax-powered shopping carts and add useful features like customer feedback modules. Next you?ll learn how to integrate your application with open source packages like the Ferret full-text search engine, and how to interface with back-end electronic payment systems. You?ll also learn how to make your application work flawlessly with existing production systems using web services, and then ultimately deploy and tune your application for production use.
"Beginning Ruby on Rails E-Commerce" guides readers through producing e-commerce applications with Rails--the stacked Web framework taking the world by storm. The book dives right into the process of creating a production-level Web application using agile methodologies and test-driven development combined with Rails best practices.
Ruby on Rails is the hottest new open source technology around. It offers developers the opportunity to create fully-featured web applications in double-quick time. Rails and e-commerce are a match made in heaven and Beginning Ruby on Rails E-Commerce is the first book to directly target this market.
This book explains to readers, via real-life scenarios, how to use Rails to create every aspect of an online store - from creating a product catalog, to building a shopping cart system, all the way through to adding cool features such as customer feedback forums. In addition, the book explains how to interface with vital third-party software applications, such as those provided by online payment systems. Because of this breadth of focus, Beginning Ruby on Rails E-Commerce is the book that all Rails developers are crying out for.
Table of Contents
Project Setup and Proof of Concept.- Author Management.- Book Inventory Management.- Book Catalog Browsing.- Shopping Cart.- Web 2.0.- Security.- Integrating with Backend Systems.- Internationalizing with Globalize.- Production Deployment.- Performance Tuning.