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Ruby On Rails: Up And Running, 196 Pages
Author: Bruce A. Tate

Publisher: Shroff/o'reilly
ISBN: 9788184041996
Pages: 196
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"You ve heard all about Ruby on Rails and want to get started. Here s the book you need: a quick, no-nonsense introduction that shows you how to build real applications. Ruby on Rails: Up and Running takes you from zero to full speed in seven chapters. It covers every¬thing from using scaffolding to 'test the waters,' to writing responsive, user-pleasing applications with Ajax.Rails implements a truly lightweight development model for database-driven web applications. There is almost no configuration required; Rails sets up mappings between your database tables automatically, based on easily followed conventions. During development, changes to your application show up immediately, without the dreaded compile/deploy cycle of other frameworks and languages.Development with Rails is much simpler, letting you focus on the really creative parts of your application rather than the wiring and plumbing. The plumbing just happens, and fewer lines of code need to be written, resulting in less maintenance and faster development times.This book covers:Using ActiveRecord to work with your database
Using Migrations to modify your database without using SQL
Modeling relationships between tables in your database
Developing HTML views with templates
Incorporating Ajax features into your applications
Writing unit tests, functional tests, and integration testsBuilding controllers to express your application s fundamental operations
Ruby on Rails may well be the most important open source project of the last decade. It has already revolutionized the development of web applications and made life easier for hundreds of thousands of developers. If you re not working with Rails, it s time to get started; Ruby on Rails: Up and Running will show you how.About the Authors
Bruce Tate is a well-known author, speaker, blogger, and independent consultant, specializing in light weight development technologies, particularly Ruby and Ruby on Rails. His O Reilly books include the Jolt Award winning Better, Faster, Lighter Java and Beyond Java.
Curt Hibbs is a senior software developer at Boeing with 30 years of experience. One of the first people to discover Ruby, he s been very active in the Ruby development community. Curt is the creator of Instant Rails, a 'one-click' Rails installer for Windows."