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Beginning Ruby on Rails

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Beginning Ruby on Rails
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Beginning Rails is the practical starting point for anyone wanting to learn how to build dynamic web applications using the Rails framework for Ruby. You ll learn how all of the components of Rails fit together and how you can leverage them to create sophisticated web applications with less code and more joy. This book is particularly well suited to those with little or no experience with web application development, or who have some experience but are new to Rails. Beginning Rails assumes basic familiarity with web terms and technologies, but doesn't require you to be an expert.Topics include: * A gentle introduction to the Ruby programming language * Installing Ruby and Rails on a Mac, Linux, or Windows system * The philosophy behind Rails and why it matters * The Model-View-Controller architecture * The basics of relational databases and SQL * Setting up a MySQL database and creating a schema with migrations * Experimenting with your live application in the Rails console * Creating rich relationships between your models * Using controllers and templates properly * Leveraging helpers to keep your templates clean and logic free * Adding Ajax and visual effects to enrich your user interfaces * JavaScript with Prototype and script.
Springer; July 2007
379 pages; ISBN 9781430203193
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