Advanced Rails

Advanced Rails

by Brad Ediger

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780596510329
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/21/2007
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

Brad Ediger is the CTO of Tasman Labs, a real-estate technologycompany. Together with his wife Kristen, a web designer, Brad ownsMadriska Media Group, a firm specializing in custom applicationdevelopment. When not programming, Brad enjoys playing variousmusical instruments and watching obscure films.

Table of Contents

Preface;
Prerequisites;
Conventions Used in This Book;
Using Code Examples;
How to Contact Us;
Safari® Books Online;
Acknowledgments;
Chapter 1: Foundational Techniques;
1.1 What Is Metaprogramming?;
1.2 Ruby Foundations;
1.3 Metaprogramming Techniques;
1.4 Functional Programming;
1.5 Examples;
1.6 Further Reading;
Chapter 2: ActiveSupport and RailTies;
2.1 Ruby You May Have Missed;
2.2 How to Read Code;
2.3 ActiveSupport;
2.4 Core Extensions;
2.5 RailTies;
2.6 Further Reading;
Chapter 3: Rails Plugins;
3.1 About Plugins;
3.2 Writing Plugins;
3.3 Plugin Examples;
3.4 Testing Plugins;
3.5 Further Reading;
Chapter 4: Database;
4.1 Database Management Systems;
4.2 Large/Binary Objects;
4.3 Advanced Database Features;
4.4 Connecting to Multiple Databases;
4.5 Caching;
4.6 Load Balancing and High Availability;
4.7 LDAP;
4.8 Further Reading;
Chapter 5: Security;
5.1 Application Issues;
5.2 Web Issues;
5.3 SQL Injection;
5.4 Ruby's Environment;
5.5 Further Reading;
Chapter 6: Performance;
6.1 Measurement Tools;
6.2 Rails Optimization Example;
6.3 ActiveRecord Performance;
6.4 Architectural Scalability;
6.5 Other Systems;
6.6 Further Reading;
Chapter 7: REST, Resources, and Web Services;
7.1 What Is REST?;
7.2 Benefits of a RESTful Architecture;
7.3 RESTful Rails;
7.4 Case Study: Amazon S3;
7.5 Further Reading;
Chapter 8: i18n and L10n;
8.1 Locale;
8.2 Character Encodings;
8.3 Unicode;
8.4 Rails and Unicode;
8.5 Rails L10n;
8.6 Further Reading;
Chapter 9: Incorporating and Extending Rails;
9.1 Replacing Rails Components;
9.2 Incorporating Rails Components;
9.3 Contributing to Rails;
9.4 Further Reading;
Chapter 10: Large Projects;
10.1 Version Control;
10.2 Issue Tracking;
10.3 Project Structure;
10.4 Rails Deployment;
10.5 Further Reading;
Colophon;

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