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Beginning Rails 4 is a book that will guide you from never having programmed with Ruby, to having a Rails application built and deployed to the web. You’ll learn how to combine all the components of Rails to develop your own web applications. You will use test driven development to make sure your application works exactly like you expect.

You will learn how to use Git for source control and best practice techniques to create applications like a pro. Essential, and ...

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Beginning Rails 4

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Overview



Beginning Rails 4 is a book that will guide you from never having programmed with Ruby, to having a Rails application built and deployed to the web. You’ll learn how to combine all the components of Rails to develop your own web applications. You will use test driven development to make sure your application works exactly like you expect.

You will learn how to use Git for source control and best practice techniques to create applications like a pro. Essential, and often-missed, information on testing and learning to program with Ruby are also covered.

This book is well suited for someone with little to no Ruby or Rails experience, or possibly even someone with no experience developing web applications at all. Beginning Rails 4 does assume a basic familiarity with the web and typical web terms, but doesn’t require you to be an expert of these. This book will springboard your journey into web application development, and show you how much fun building web applications with Ruby on Rails can be.

  • Learn to create Rails applications from the bottom up
  • Learn the basics of the Ruby programming language
  • Completely updated for Rails 4, including new information on turbo links, etc.

Beginning Rails 4 gently guides you through designing your application, writing tests for the application, and then writing the code to make your application work as expected.





What you’ll learn
  • Learn the basics of the Ruby programming language
  • Learn the components of Rails, and how to leverage them to build rich web applications
  • Build a good foundation so you can move on to more advanced techniques
  • Learn the basics of databases and how to use them to store and retrieve your data
  • Use git source control and contribute to open source on Github
  • Deploy your application to the web so others can use it

Who this book is for


Beginning Rails 4 is for anyone who wants to learn to quickly build applications, and deploy them to the web. No matter your experience level you’ll learn something from this book.





Table of Contents
  1. Introducing the Rails Framework
  2. Getting Started
  3. Getting Something Running
  4. Introduction to the Ruby Language
  5. Working with a Database: Active Record
  6. Advanced Active Record: Enhancing Your Models
  7. Action Pack: Working with the View and the Controller
  8. Advanced Action Pack
  9. JavaScript and CSS
  10. Sending and Receiving Email
  11. Testing Your Application
  12. Internationalization
  13. Deploying Your Rails Applications
  14. Appendix A: Databases 101
  15. Appendix B: The Rails Community
  16. Appendix C: Git
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781430260356
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 9/10/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 328
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Adam Gamble is a professional web developer currently workingfor Isotope 11 in Birmingham, AL. He has over 10 years experience building webapplications for everything from startups to multiple Fortune 500 companies.His passion for technology has enabled him to turn a hobby into a career thathe loves.


Rida Al Barazi is a passionate web developer experienced in building smart web applications for startups. He has been designing and building for the web since 2002. He started working with Rails in 2005 and spoke at different web and Rails conferences in Europe and the Middle East.

Rida was raised in Kuwait, grew up in Syria, started his career in Dubai and currently lives in Toronto. In his free time he enjoys music, concerts, movies, traveling and meeting new people. Rida's contact information can be found on his website, www.rida.me.

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