Rails Cookbook (Cookbooks Series)

Rails Cookbook (Cookbooks Series)

by Rob Orsini

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Overview

Rails Cookbook is packed with the solutions you need to be a proficient developer with Rails, the leading framework for building the new generation of Web 2.0 applications. Recipes range from the basics, like installing Rails and setting up your development environment, to the latest techniques, such as developing RESTful web services.

With applications that are code light, feature-full and built to scale quickly, Rails has revolutionized web development. The Rails Cookbook addresses scores of real-world challenges; each one includes a tested solution, plus a discussion of how and why it works, so that you can adapt the techniques to similar situations. Topics include:

  • Modeling data with the ActiveRecord library
  • Setting up views with ActionView and RHTML templates
  • Building your application's logic into ActionController
  • Testing and debugging your Rails application
  • Building responsive web applications using JavaScript and Ajax
  • Ensuring that your application is security and performs well
  • Deploying your application with Mongrel and Apache
  • Using Capistrano to automate deployment
  • Using the many Rails plugins
  • Working with graphics


Whether you're new to Rails or an experienced developer, you'll discover ways to test, debug and secure your applications, incorporate Ajax, use caching to improve performance, and put your application into production. Want to get ahead of the Web 2.0 curve? This valuable cookbook will save you hundreds of hours when developing applications with Rails.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780596527310
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/28/2006
Series: Cookbooks (O'Reilly) Series
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.97(d)

About the Author

Rob Orsini is the author of the Rails Cookbook (O'Reilly). He's also the founder and CEO of Tuple Shop, Inc., a web software consulting company specializing in Rails and Python development. Previously, Rob was webmaster at Industrial Light & Magic (a Lucasfilm company), and software engineer at O'Reilly Media. Rob has been programming the web since the late nineties, and enjoys the leading edge of development with dynamic languages such as Ruby and Python. Additionally, Rob is a jazz musician, a builder, and a loving husband and father.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1: Getting Started
  • Chapter 2: Rails Development
  • Chapter 3: Active Record
  • Chapter 4: Action Controller
  • Chapter 5: Action View
  • Chapter 6: RESTful Development
  • Chapter 7: Rails Application Testing
  • Chapter 8: JavaScript and Ajax
  • Chapter 9: Action Mailer
  • Chapter 10: Debugging Rails Applications
  • Chapter 11: Security
  • Chapter 12: Performance
  • Chapter 13: Hosting and Deployment
  • Chapter 14: Extending Rails with Plug-ins
  • Chapter 15: Graphics
  • Migrating to Rails 1.2
  • Colophon

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