Beginning Rails 3

Beginning Rails 3

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Beginning Rails 3 is the practical starting point for anyone wanting to learn how to build dynamic web applications using theRails 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 3 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, this title doesn't just explain how to do something in Rails, it explains why.

  • Learn to create Rails web applications from scratch
  • Includes a gentle introduction to the Ruby programming language
  • Completely updated to include the features of Rails 3

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781430224334
Publisher: Apress
Publication date: 12/16/2011
Edition description: 1st ed.
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 7.76(w) x 11.28(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

Rida Al Barazi is a passionate web developer experienced in building smart web applications for startups. He has been designing and building for the web since 2002. He started working with Rails in 2005 and spoke at different web and Rails conferences in Europe and the Middle East.Rida was raised in Kuwait, grew up in Syria, started his career in Dubai and currently lives in Toronto. In his free time he enjoys music, concerts, movies, traveling and meeting new people. Rida's contact information can be found on his website,

Table of Contents

  1. Introducing the Rails Framework
  2. Getting Started
  3. Getting Something Running
  4. Working with a Database: Active Record
  5. Advanced Active Record: Enhancing Your Models
  6. Action Pack: Working with the View and the Controller
  7. Advanced Action Pack
  8. Improving Interaction with Ajax
  9. Sending and Receiving E-Mail
  10. Testing Your Application
  11. Internationalization
  12. Extending Rails with Plug-ins
  13. Deploying Your Rails Applications
  14. Ruby, a Programmer’s Best Friend
  15. Databases 101
  16. The Rails Community
  17. Git

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