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Ruby on Rails Bible

ISBN: 978-0-470-25822-4
624 pages
October 2008
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Description

Thanks to the explosive growth in popularity of the Rails framework, the equally popular Ruby programming language now has a great place to hang its hat. The powerful combination of the two provides the perfect toolset to create Web applications that feature concise code, clean syntax, and easy maintenance. This must-have book is your best guide on how to jump on the RoR bandwagon—from the basics of Ruby programming to advanced techniques for experienced Rails developers.
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Table of Contents

Ruby on Rails Quick Start.

Part I: First Steps with Rails.

Chapter 1: Learning Ruby.

Chapter 2: Getting Started with Rails.

Part II: Rails In Depth.

Chapter 3: Using Active Record.

Chapter 4: Controller: In Depth.

Chapter 5: View: In Depth.

Part III: Developing a Complete Rails Application.

Chapter 6: Developing Book Shelf: The Basic Framework.

Chapter 7: Developing Book Shelf: Adding the Core Functionality.

Chapter 8: Developing Book Shelf: Social Support.

Chapter 9: Testing the Book Shelf Application.

Part IV: Advanced Rails.

Chapter 10: Using Prototype and script.aculo.us.

Chapter 11: Extending Rails.

Chapter 12: Advanced Topics.

Part V: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Ruby Quick Reference.

Appendix B: Ruby on Rails Guide.

Index.

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Author Information

Timothy Fisher is an RoR evangelist and software architect with the Professional Services Group of Compuware Corporation. He has over fifteen years of experience in the software development industry. Tim started and maintains the Michigan Ruby Users Group Web site, www.rubymi.org, and is also owner and developer of a forthcoming Ruby learning Web site, www.learnruby.org. He is also a technical writer and author.
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