Ruby for Rails: Ruby Techniques for Rails Developers
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Ruby for Rails: Ruby Techniques for Rails Developers

by David A. Black
     
 

-The word is out: with "Ruby on Rails" you can build powerful Web applications easily and quickly! And just like the Rails framework itself, Rails applications are Ruby programs. That means you can't tap into the full power of Rails unless you master the Ruby language.

"Ruby for Rails," written by Ruby expert David Black (with a forward

Overview

-The word is out: with "Ruby on Rails" you can build powerful Web applications easily and quickly! And just like the Rails framework itself, Rails applications are Ruby programs. That means you can't tap into the full power of Rails unless you master the Ruby language.

"Ruby for Rails," written by Ruby expert David Black (with a forward by David Heinemeier Hansson), helps Rails developers achieve Ruby mastery. Each chapter deepens your Ruby knowledge and shows you how it connects to Rails. You'll gain confidence working with objects and classes and learn how to leverage Ruby's elegant, expressive syntax for Rails application power. And you'll become a better Rails developer through a deep understanding of the design of Rails itself and how to take advantage of it.

Newcomers to Ruby will find a Rails-oriented Ruby introduction that's easy to read and that includes dynamic programming techniques, an exploration of Ruby objects, classes, and data structures, and many neat examples of Ruby and Rails code in action. "Ruby for Rails": the Ruby guide for Rails developers!

What's Inside Classes, modules, and objects Collection handling and filtering String and regular expression manipulation Exploration of the Rails source code Ruby dynamics Many more programming concepts and techniques!

Editorial Reviews

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The Barnes & Noble Review
The Rails web application framework is so productive that it’s attracting thousands of developers who had no intention of learning another programming language. Once they arrive, they notice they’re actually working in Ruby. They’ll be far more effective if they actually understand the language. This book’s for them: It’s the first Ruby guide specifically for programmers who want to “do Rails knowledgeably and right.”

Author David A. Black, a longtime Ruby community leader, focuses on helping programmers understand what their Rails code is doing, and on using Ruby to build Rails applications that go far beyond Rails’ idioms and techniques.

He begins by giving you your “bearings” in both the Ruby and Rails environments. You’ll learn how to write and execute Ruby programs; explore Ruby’s tools and organization; review how Rails and Ruby work together; and build a proof-of-concept version of the book’s case study e-commerce application.

Next, he dives more deeply into Ruby, drawing heavily on Rails applications and source code for examples. You’ll master Ruby’s approach to objects, learn how Ruby programs are constructed, discover how Ruby represents and manipulates data, and master Ruby’s most useful classes and modules. Along the way, you’ll discover why so many developers are passionate about Ruby in its own right,. (For instance, there’s a full chapter on Ruby’s ability to change program elements during runtime that would’ve been “written in stone” in other languages.)

In the final section, Black uses Ruby to enhance his Rails case study application. For instance, you’ll extend Rails’ ActiveRecord models for manipulating SQL data, and improve MVC applications with new controller actions and the corresponding views. If you’re not a convert to Ruby and Rails yet, by the time you’re done, you will be. Bill Camarda, from the June 2006 Read Only

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932394696
Publisher:
Manning Publications Company
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Pages:
493
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

David Black is the author of Falcon's "Ice Climbing Utah" and has published climbing and canyoneering articles in a number of magazines. He's been climbing, canyoneering, and guiding internationally since the mid 1960's. He's an ACA-certified canyoneering guide, and is currently guiding for Maui Canyon Adventures in Kahului, Hawaii. He resides in Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii.

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