Beginning Ruby on Rails

Beginning Ruby on Rails

Book - 2007
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Ruby on Rails is the revolutionary online programming tool that makes creating functional e-commerce web sites faster and easier than ever. With the intuitive, straightforward nature of Ruby and the development platform provided by Rails, you can put together full-fledged web applications quickly, even if you′re new to web programming.

You will find a thorough introduction to both Ruby and Rails in this book. You′ll get the easy instructions for acquiring and installing both; understand the nature of conditionals, loops, methods, and blocks; and become familiar with Ruby′s classes and objects. You′ll learn to build Rails applications, connect to databases, perform necessary testing, and put the whole thing together to create real-world applications such as shopping carts and online catalogs--apps you can actually use right away.

What you will learn from this book
∗ How to install and use Ruby and Rails
∗ Object-oriented programming with Ruby
∗ Rails fundamentals and how to create basic online applications
∗ How to work with HTML controls, use models in Rails applications, and work with sessions
∗ Details on working with databases and creating, editing, and deleting database records
∗ Methods for handling cookies and filters and for caching pages
∗ How to connect Rails with Ajax

Who this book is for

This book is for anyone who wants to develop online applications using Ruby and Rails. A basic understanding of programming is helpful; some knowledge of HTML is necessary.

Wrox Beginning guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think, providing a structured, tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved.
Publisher: Indianapolis : Wiley, c2007
ISBN: 9780470069158
Characteristics: xxii, 380 p. : ill. --
Alternative Title: Ruby on Rails


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