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Discover how JRuby on Rails can be used to create web applications faster and more efficiently while still taking advantage of the vast power of the Java platform.
Ruby on Rails is proving itself to be one of the most efficient and powerful agile web development application frameworks available and has had a profound influence on the Java community. The JRuby project offers Java developers the best of two worlds: the flexibility of Ruby on Rails coupled with the enterprise-level power and maturity of the Java platform.
JRuby core developer Ola Bini covers everything you need to know to take full advantage of what JRuby has to offer, including: Full coverage on how to use JRuby to create web applications faster and more efficiently, while continuing to take advantage of the vast power of the Java platform Several real-world projects that illustrate the crucial specifics you need to know about the interaction of Java and Ruby Helpful, practical instruction and discussion on how web applications can be deployed using a variety of popular servers such as Apache and Mongrel What you?ll learn Create a Rails application that uses JDBC to talk to legacy databasesUse Java Management Extensions (JMX) to more effectively manage your applicationDeploy a Rails application within a Java Enterprise web container (Tomcat)Create interoperable applications involving EJBs and Rails-driven web servicesSecurely integrate XML processing into your Ruby applicationsBuild cutting-edge Web 2.0 web sites using Rails, Prototype, and script.aculo.us to provide a pleasing user experienceBuild four important projects: Store, CMS, Admin tool, and a web library project Who this book is for
You'll get the most from this book if you have medium-to-advanced skills in Java web development, with a little Ruby experience, and are interested in taking Web development to the next level, both in terms of speed and features and in interoperability with existing infrastructure. Table of Contents Introduction Getting Started Introduction to Rails Store Administration A Database-Driven Shop Java Integration A Rails CMS Content Rendering A JRuby Enterprise Bean An EJB-Backed Rails Application Deployment Web Services with JRuby JRuby and Message-Oriented Systems The LibLib Rails Application Coda: Next Steps
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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 Apress Practical JRuby and Rails Web 2.0 Projects (to be published) Beginning POJOs: Lightweight Java Web Development Using Plain Old Java Objects in Spring, Hibernate, and Tapestry Beginning Ruby on Rails: From Novice to Professional The Definitive Guide to Grails
JRuby core developer Bini covers everything users need to know to take full advantage of what JRuby has to offer, including how to use JRuby to create Web applications faster and more efficiently, while continuing to take advantage of the vast power of the Java platform.
Practical JRuby and Rails Web 2.0 Projects will be the first book on JRuby, an agile open source project that lets Java developers integrate and use the popular Ruby on Rails to build Web applications. The book author, JRuby project co-leader Ola Bini, is uniquely positioned to write about this, as he brings a unique blend of knowledge surrounding JRuby internals, the Java programming language and the Ruby programming language, along with solid experience building enterprise-level Rails applications.
Java has long been the enterprise-level development platform of choice. However a significant trend within the Java community is afoot: Continued interests in dynamic, agile languages such as Ruby are causing many previously staunch Java developers to reconsider their development strategies. However, the costs of doing so can be significant, as Java tools and libraries are both vast and mature.
Well, JRuby is providing a happy medium for these developers, by combining the power of Java with the flexibility of Ruby on Rails to create a completely new type of development strategy.