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Professional Ruby on Rails

ISBN: 978-0-470-22388-8
457 pages
March 2008
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Nothing less than a revolution in the way web applications are constructed,Ruby on Rails (RoR) boasts a straightforward and intuitive nature that avoids programming repetition and makes it infinitely easier to build for the web. This book captures the current best practices to show you the most efficient way to build a spectacular web application with RoR. You?ll learn everything you need to know in order to extend Rails so that you can take advantage of the many exciting and wonderful things that are being done by the diligent RoR programming community.
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Table of Contents



Chapter 1: Building Resources.

Chapter 2: Rails Source Control with Subversion.

Chapter 3: Adding Users.

Chapter 4: Build Tools and Automation.

Chapter 5: Navigation and Social Networking.

Chapter 6: The Care and Feeding of Databases.

Chapter 7: Testing Tools.

Chapter 8: Rails - Driven JavaScript.

Chapter 9: Talking to the Web.

Chapter 10: Internationalizing Your Application.

Chapter 11: The Graphic Arts.

Chapter 12: Deploying Your Application.

Chapter 13: Performance.

Chapter 14: Going Meta.

Chapter 15: Extending Rails with Plugins.

Chapter 16: Replacing Ruby Tools.

Appendix A: Things You Should Download.

Appendix B: Web Frameworks Inspired by Rails.


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Author Information

Noel Rappin is the Director of Rails Practice at Pathfinder Associates ( www.pathfinderagile.com ), and has nearly a decade of experience with web application programming. Noel has a Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he studied how to teach object - oriented design concepts. He is the co - author of Jython Essentials and wxPython in Action. You can read more of Noel ’ s writing at both the Pathfinder Agile Ajax blog (http://blogs.pathf.com/agileajax) and his own blog (http://10printhello.blogspot.com).
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Each chapter directory contains an entire Rails application with its own separate version of edge rails and plugins. The Rails and plugins are current as of December 18, 2007, Rails is version 2.0.2. Chapter 2 does not have an application directory. The sparkline example in chapter 11 is in app/views/categories/index.html.erb Small script examples from chapters 13-16 are in lib/examples for each chapter.
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tests should go in /test/functional/users_controller_test.rb (as in the sample code) not in test/unit/user_test.rb as in the text
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