From Novice to Professional
Publication Date: June 2007
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
Categories: Programming Languages - General
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Beginning Rails is the practical starting point for anyone wanting to learn how to build dynamic web applications using the Rails framework for Ruby. You'll learn how all of the components of Rails fit together and how you can leverage them to create sophisticated web applications with less code and more joy.
This book is particularly well suited to those with little or no experience with web application development, or who have some experience but are new to Rails. Beginning Rails assumes basic familiarity with web terms and technologies, but doesn't require you to be an expert.
Rather than delving into the arcane details of Rails, the focus is on the aspects of the framework that will become your pick, shovel, and axe. Part history lesson, part introduction to object-oriented programming, and part dissertation on open source software, Beginning Rails doesn't just explain how to do something in Rails, it explains why.
Every programmer fondly remembers the book that helped them get started. The goal of Beginning Rails is to become that book for you, today. Table of Contents Introducing the Rails Framework Getting Started Getting Something Running Working with a Database: Active Record Advanced Active Record: Enhancing Your Models Action Pack: Working with the View and the Controller Improving Interaction with Ajax Sending and Receiving Mail Testing Your Application Extending Rails with Plugins Deploying Your Rails Applications