Ajax on Rails

Ajax on Rails

by Scott Raymond
     
 

Learn to build dynamic, interactive web applications using the two most important approaches to web development today: Ajax and the phenomenally efficient Ruby on Rails platform. This book teaches intermediate to advanced web developers how to use both Ajax and Rails to quickly build high-performance, scalable applications without being overwhelmed with

Overview

Learn to build dynamic, interactive web applications using the two most important approaches to web development today: Ajax and the phenomenally efficient Ruby on Rails platform. This book teaches intermediate to advanced web developers how to use both Ajax and Rails to quickly build high-performance, scalable applications without being overwhelmed with thousands of lines of JavaScript code. More than just recipes, you also get a thorough, low-level understanding of what's happening under the hood.

  • Ajax on Rails includes three fully worked out Rails/Ajax applications, and quick reference sections for Prototype and script.aculo.us.
  • Testing lessons show you how to eliminate cross-browser JavaScript errors and DOM debugging nightmares using a combination of Firebug, and Venkman.
  • Advanced material explains the most current design practices for Ajax usability. You'll learn to avoid user experience mistakes with proven design patterns.

Beyond the how-to, Ajax on Rails helps you consider when Ajax is (and isn't) appropriate, and the trade-offs associated with it. For those new to Rails, this book provides a quick introduction, the big picture, a walk through the installation process, and some tips on getting started. If you've already started working with Rails and seek to deepen your skill set, you'll find dozens of examples drawn from real-world projects, exhaustive reference for every relevant feature, and expert advice on how to "Ajaxify" your applications.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781457176371
Publisher:
Helion
Publication date:
11/12/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
File size:
7 MB

Meet the Author

Scott Raymond is an independent software consultant specializing in Ruby on Rails. His most recent projects include Blinksale.com and IconBuffet.com, two very popular and well-reviewed web services businesses built with Rails. Scott also contributes code to the open source Rails project and speaks frequently at conferences including Canada on Rails, RailsConf, and the annual RubyConf.

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