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Learning Rails

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by Simon St. Laurent, Edd Dumbill
     
 

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Ready to learn Rails? Get up to speed using the framework’s latest release. In this Live Edition, Learning Rails has been updated to cover Rails 2.3.5, making it an ideal guide for Rails beginners.

Unlike most Rails books, Learning Rails is for web developers, and not for programmers. Rather than begin with the inner layers of a Rails web application

Overview

Ready to learn Rails? Get up to speed using the framework’s latest release. In this Live Edition, Learning Rails has been updated to cover Rails 2.3.5, making it an ideal guide for Rails beginners.

Unlike most Rails books, Learning Rails is for web developers, and not for programmers. Rather than begin with the inner layers of a Rails web application — the models and controllers — this book approaches Rails development from the outer layer: the view side of an application. You’ll start from the foundations of the Web you already know, and learn how to create something visible with Rails before reaching the more difficult database models and controller code. Each chapter includes exercises and review questions so you can test your understanding as you go.

  • Present content by building an application with a basic view and a simple controller, while learning Ruby along the way
  • Build forms and process their results, progressing from simple to more complex
  • Connect forms to models by setting up a database, and use Rails’ Active Record to create code that maps to database structures
  • Use Rails scaffolding to build applications from a view-centric perspective
  • Add common web application elements such as sessions, cookies, and authentication
  • Build applications that combine data from multiple tables
  • Create simple but dynamic interfaces with Rails and Ajax
O'Reilly Live Edition books give you access to updates to topics in between editions of a book. A Live Edition is an electronic and print-on-demand version of the book that is updated when there is a significant change to the software or technology the book covers, keeping you on top of .X releases or major fixes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781449383138
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/09/2010
Pages:
454
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Simon St. Laurent is a web developer, network administrator, computer book author, and XML troublemaker living in Ithaca, NY. His books include XML: A Primer, XML Elements of Style, Building XML Applications, Cookies, and Sharing Bandwidth. He is a contributing editor to XMLhack.com and an occasional contributor to XML.com.

Edd Dumbill is co-chair of the O'Reilly Open Source Convention. He is also chair of the XTech web technology conference. Edd conceived and developed Expectnation, a hosted service for organizing and producing conferences. Edd has also been Managing Editor for XML.com, a Debian developer, and GNOME contributor. He writes a blog called Behind the Times.

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Learning Rails 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't stop!!! (I always do two stars, but that's my identification. Not what l'm rating your story)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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