Ruby on Rails Tutorial: Learn Web Development with Rails, 2nd Edition

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 600 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 2nd edition (July 27, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321832051
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321832054

eBook Description:

Ruby on Rails Tutorial: Learn Web Development with Rails, 2nd Edition

Rails has rapidly become one of the world’s most popular web development frameworks. But Rails can be challenging – and, until now, there’s been no good way to learn modern Rails development from the ground up. Ruby on Rails Tutorial: Learn Web Development with Rails, 2nd Edition fills that enormous gap. Leading expert Michael Hartl teaches today’s Rails best practices by walking readers through the construction of a complete application – from start to finish. Ruby on Rails Tutorial: Learn Web Development with Rails, 2nd Edition is the first book to show developers how to take full advantage of the latest Rails 3.2 innovations – including techniques that make Rails development easier and more accessible. Hartl covers all facets of application design and implementation, addressing issues ranging from content management and e-commerce to CRM and Rails casts. Developers see each technique in real-world context, motivated by realistic problems. Hartl introduces new concepts at just the right pace, moving from the basics through advanced topics.

You’ll find integrated tutorials not only for Rails, but also for the essential Ruby, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and SQL skills you’ll need when developing web applications. Hartl explains how each new technique solves a real-world problem, and he demonstrates this with bite-sized code that’s simple enough to understand, yet novel enough to be useful. Whatever your previous web development experience, this book will guide you to true Rails mastery.

Using Rails, developers can build web applications of exceptional elegance and power. Although its remarkable capabilities have made Ruby on Rails one of the world’s most popular web development frameworks, it can be challenging to learn and use. Ruby on Rails Tutorial: Learn Web Development with Rails, 2nd Edition, is the solution. Best-selling author and leading Rails developer Michael Hartl teaches Rails by guiding you through the development of your own complete sample application using the latest techniques in Rails web development. The updates to this edition include all-new site design using Twitter’s Bootstrap; coverage of the new asset pipeline, including Sprockets and Sass; behavior-driven development (BDD) with Capybara and RSpec; better automated testing with Guard and Spork; roll your own authentication with has secure password; and an introduction to Gherkin and Cucumber.

You’ll find integrated tutorials not only for Rails, but also for the essential Ruby, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and SQL skills you’ll need when developing web applications. Hartl explains how each new technique solves a real-world problem, and he demonstrates this with bite-sized code that’s simple enough to understand, yet novel enough to be useful. Whatever your previous web development experience, this book will guide you to true Rails mastery.

Rails has rapidly become one of the world’s most popular web development frameworks. But Rails can be challenging – and, until now, there’s been no good way to learn modern Rails development from the ground up. Ruby on Rails Tutorial: Learn Web Development with Rails, 2nd Edition fills that enormous gap. Leading expert Michael Hartl teaches today’s Rails best practices by walking readers through the construction of a complete application – from start to finish. Ruby on Rails Tutorial: Learn Web Development with Rails, 2nd Edition is the first book to show developers how to take full advantage of the latest Rails 3.2 innovations – including techniques that make Rails development easier and more accessible. Hartl covers all facets of application design and implementation, addressing issues ranging from content management and e-commerce to CRM and Railscasts. Developers see each technique in real-world context, motivated by realistic problems. Hartl introduces new concepts at just the right pace, moving from the basics through advanced topics.

This book will help you

  • Install and set up your Rails development environment
  • Go beyond generated code to truly understand how to build Rails applications from scratch
  • Learn test-driven development (TDD) with RSpec
  • Effectively use the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern
  • Structure applications using the REST architecture
  • Build static pages and transform them into dynamic ones
  • Master the Ruby programming skills all Rails developers need
  • Define high-quality site layouts and data models
  • Implement registration and authentication systems, including validation and secure passwords
  • Update, display, and delete users
  • Add social features and microblogging, including an introduction to Ajax
  • Record version changes with Git and share code at GitHub
  • Simplify application deployment with Heroku

Rails has rapidly become one of the world’s most popular web development frameworks. But Rails can be challenging – and, until now, there’s been no good way to learn modern Rails development from the ground up. Ruby on Rails Tutorial: Learn Web Development with Rails, 2nd Edition fills that enormous gap. Leading expert Michael Hartl teaches today’s Rails best practices by walking readers through the construction of a complete application – from start to finish. Ruby on Rails Tutorial: Learn Web Development with Rails, 2nd Edition is the first book to show developers how to take full advantage of the latest Rails 3.2 innovations – including techniques that make Rails development easier and more accessible. Hartl covers all facets of application design and implementation, addressing issues ranging from content management and e-commerce to CRM and Rails casts. Developers see each technique in real-world context, motivated by realistic problems. Hartl introduces new concepts at just the right pace, moving from the basics through advanced topics.

The new edition has been updated to include:

  • Fully updated for Rails 3.2 and Ruby 1.9
  • Coverage of the new asset pipeline
  • Behavior-driven development (BDD) with Capybara and RSpec
  • Introduction to Sass (Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets)
  • Better automated testing with Guard and Spork
  • Rolling your own authentication system with has secure password
  • An introduction to writing client-friendly tests with Cucumber

Using Rails, developers can build web applications of exceptional elegance and power. Although its remarkable capabilities have made Ruby on Rails one of the world’s most popular web development frameworks, it can be challenging to learn and use. Ruby on Rails Tutorial: Learn Web Development with Rails, 2nd Edition, is the solution. Best-selling author and leading Rails developer Michael Hartl teaches Rails by guiding you through the development of your own complete sample application using the latest techniques in Rails web development. The updates to this edition include all-new site design using Twitter’s Bootstrap; coverage of the new asset pipeline, including Sprockets and Sass; behavior-driven development (BDD) with Capybara and RSpec; better automated testing with Guard and Spork; roll your own authentication with has secure password; and an introduction to Gherkin and Cucumber.

You’ll find integrated tutorials not only for Rails, but also for the essential Ruby, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and SQL skills you’ll need when developing web applications. Hartl explains how each new technique solves a real-world problem, and he demonstrates this with bite-sized code that’s simple enough to understand, yet novel enough to be useful. Whatever your previous web development experience, this book will guide you to true Rails mastery.

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