Rails just keeps on changing. Rails 3 and Ruby 1.9 bring hundreds of improvements, including new APIs and substantial performance enhancements. The fourth edition of this award-winning classic has been reorganized and refocused so itís more useful than ever before for developers new to Ruby and Rails.
Rails 3 is a major releaseóthe changes arenít just incremental, but structural. So we decided to follow suit. This book isnít just a mild reworking of the previous edition to make it run with the new Rails. Instead, itís a complete refactoring.
Youíll still find the Depot example at the front, but youíll also find testing knitted right in. Gone are the long reference chaptersóthatís what the web does best. Instead youíll find more targeted information on all the aspects of Rails that youíll need to be a successful Web developer.
Ruby on Rails helps you produce high-quality, beautiful-looking web applications quickly. You concentrate on creating the application, and Rails takes care of the details.
Tens of thousands of developers have used this award-winning book to learn Rails. Itís a broad, far-reaching tutorial and reference thatís recommended by the Rails core team. If youíre new to Rails, youíll get step-by-step guidance. If youíre an experienced developer, this book will give you the comprehensive, insider information you need.
Rails has evolved over the years, and this book has evolved along with it. We still start with a step-by-step walkthrough of building a real application, and in-depth chapters look at the built-in Rails features. This edition now gives new Ruby and Rails users more information on the Ruby language and takes more time to explain key concepts throughout. Best practices on how to apply Rails continue to change, and this edition keeps up. Examples use cookie backed sessions, HTTP authentication, and Active Record-based forms, and the book focuses throughout on the right way to use Rails. Additionally, this edition now reflects Ruby 1.9, a new release of Ruby with substantial functional and performance improvements.
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Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
Page Count (est.): 451
Pub Date: 1/25/2011