Rails Solutions: Ruby on Rails Made Easy

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Apress, Apr 1, 2007 - Computers - 272 pages
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If you're a web designer or developer who thinks that the coding involved in developing dynamic web applications is too difficult, think again. This book, and the framework it covers, is the perfect solution to your needs. Ruby on Rails provides an easy-to-use method for quickly developing web applications, simplifying potentially complicated subjects such as web architecture, JavaScript, and SQL/database creation. The simplicity of Rails belies its power, though—this technology is used by major companies such as 37Signals and Google.

The book provides an introduction to Ruby on Rails with the web designer in mind. Instead of focusing on the intricate syntax of each method, the book focuses on the tasks youll want to perform on your website and then walks you through how to implement that functionality with Rails. Design and usability are kept in mind throughout, ensuring that your site both looks and works great.

The book begins by covering how to set up your computer as a Rails development environment (including the MySQL database) and then follows with an introduction to Ruby and the basics of the Rails framework. Next, you are taken through several practical examples that work together to build up a complete modern web application, covering essential and useful website features such as user login, adding and editing data, data validation, image uploading, and much more. The book even covers more-advanced Rails topics such as the Rails test suite, plug-ins and components, debugging techniques, and deploying your web applications using Capistrano.

 

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Ce livre est merveilleux pour ceux et celles qui veulent commencer en ruby. C'est très clairement expliqué et tellement puissant! Vous serez possiblement charmé comme moi de le lire. Personnellement, je l'ai dévoré d'un bout à l'autre tel un bon roman.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION TO RUBY ON RAILS
3
INSTALLING RAILS
17
RUBY FOR RAILS DEVELOPERS
39
GETTING STARTED WITH RAILS
53
MORE ADVANCED RAILS
83
FORMATTING DATA
107
INTRODUCTION TO AJAX
117
BRINGING FORMS TO LIFE WITH AJAX
127
USER AUTHENTICATION AND SESSION MANAGEMENT
161
CUSTOMIZING RAILS VIEWS
183
USING RAILS PLUGINS AND ENGINES
203
DEPLOYING WITH CAPISTRANO
223
CACHING YOUR CONTENT
239
TESTING RAILS
247
INDEX
261
Copyright

UPLOADING FILES AND SENDING ATTACHMENTS
149

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Justin Williams is the owner of Second Gear LLC, a web application development firm, and was lead developer of Second Gear's Porchlight issue tracking system for small development teams. He graduated from Purdue University in Indiana with a degree in computer and information technology. His personal blog is located at CarpeAqua.com.

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