Ruby on Rails For Dummies

Ruby on Rails For Dummies

by Barry Burd

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Overview

Quickly create Web sites with this poweful tool

Use this free and easy programming language for e-commerce sites and blogs

If you need to build Web and database applications quickly but you don't dream in computer code, take heart! Ruby on Rails was created for you, and this book will have you up and running in no time. The Ruby scripting language and the Rails framework let you create full-featured Web applications fast. It's even fun!

Discover how to

  • Install and run Ruby and Rails
  • Use the RadRails IDE
  • Create a blog with Ruby
  • Connect your Web site to a database
  • Build a shopping cart
  • Explore Ruby's syntax

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470081204
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/10/2007
Series: For Dummies Books
Pages: 330
Sales rank: 1,292,153
Product dimensions: 7.42(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

Dr. Barry Burd received an M.S. degree in Computer Science at Rutgers University and a Ph.D. in Mathematics at the University of Illinois. As a teaching assistant in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, he was elected to the universitywide “List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students” five times.
Since 1980, Dr. Burd has been a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. When he’s not lecturing at Drew University, Dr. Burd leads training courses for professional programmers in business and industry. He has lectured at conferences in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia. He is the author of several articles and books, including Java For Dummies, 4th Edition, and JSP: JavaServer Pages, both from Wiley Publishing, Inc.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Nuts and Bolts.

Chapter 1: Welcome to the World of Ruby on Rails.

Chapter 2: Installing the Software.

Chapter 3: Details on Rails.

Chapter 4: Using RadRails.

Part II: Creating Code.

Chapter 5: Ruby One’s Day.

Chapter 6: Ruby Two’s Day.

Chapter 7: Weaving the Web.

Part III: Real Rails.

Chapter 8: Action-Packed Adventures.

Chapter 9: Some Things You Can Do with Models.

Chapter 10: I’ve Been Working on the Rails Code.

Chapter 11: Image Is Everything.

Chapter 12: More Model Magic.

Chapter 13: Cool Things on Rails.

Part IV: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 14: Ten (Times Two) Great Web Sites.

Chapter 15: Ten Features That Set Ruby Apart.

Chapter 16: Ten Pivotal Ruby on Rails Concepts.

Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Override Rails Defaults.

Index.

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