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by Sam Ruby


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Ken Coar Author, open software evangelist, and Apache developer

Rails just keeps on changing.

Rails just keeps on changing. Sam Ruby is a prominent software developer who is a co-chair of the W3C HTML Working Group and has made significant contributions to many of the Apache Software Foundation's open source software projects. He is a Senior Technical Staff Member in the Emerging Technologies Group of IBM.

Ruby on Rails helps you produce high-quality, beautiful-looking web applications quickly-you concentrate on creating the application, and Rails . David Bryant Copeland has been a professional programmer since 1995

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. We start with a step-by-step walkthrough of building a real application, and in-depth chapters look at the built-in Rails features. David Bryant Copeland has been a professional programmer since 1995. He’s the author of Build Awesome Command-Line Applications in Ruby 2 and Rails, Angular, Postgres, and Bootstrap.

Rails has evolved over the years, and this book has evolved along with i.

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.

Start by marking Agile Web Development with Rails .  . Ruby on Rails helps you produce high-quality, beautiful-looking web applications quickly. After introducing myself to Ruby, I read this book to become more familiar with the Rails framework. as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. 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. I was very pleased with how this book was laid out. The first section has you dig right into creating a basic storefront by guiding you through the basics of using the Rails framework.

Agile Web Development with Rails is the Rails way to build real-world web apps-it’s definitive. Rails itself relies on this book as a test suite. Rails moves fast and AWDwR is always there, a backstage pass to the very latest. Rails 3 is a major release-the changes aren't just incremental, but structural. So we decided to follow suit. Instead, it's a complete refactoring.

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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 it's more useful than ever before for developers new to Ruby and Rails.Rails 3 is a major release--the changes aren't just incremental, but structural. So we decided to follow suit. This book isn't just a mild reworking of the previous edition to make it run with the new Rails. Instead, it's a complete refactoring.You'll still find the Depot example at the front, but you'll also find testing knitted right in. Gone are the long reference chapters--that's what the web does best. Instead you'll find more targeted information on all the aspects of Rails that you'll need to be a successful Web developer.Now Updated for Rails 3.2Rails 3.1 and Rails 3.2 introduce many user-facing changes, and this release has been updated to match all the latest changes and new best practices in Rails 3.1 and Rails 3.2. This includes full support for Ruby 1.9.2 hash syntax; incorporation of the new Sprockets 2.0 Asset Pipeline, including SCSS and CoffeeScript; jQuery now being the default; reversible migrations; JSON response support; Rack::Cache, and much more.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. It's a broad, far-reaching tutorial and reference that's recommended by the Rails core team. If you're new to Rails, you'll get step-by-step guidance. If you're 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.


Comments: (7)

Saintrius
This was supposed to be *the* book for learning Ruby on Rails as recommended to me by a friend who also happens to be one of the better Ruby on Rails engineers out there. Maybe he's right. The book, however, seems to be written for people who already have a rich background in Object Oriented Programming and not the aspiring, up and coming programmer with little to no OOP experience. If you don't already have a fundamental understanding of OOP, it's going to be an uphill climb.

The good: You will be able to build a couple of applications very rapidly (which is the beauty of Ruby on Rails). The introduction and the last part of the book will provide you with a lot of technical understanding and you will very likely refer back to it again and again.

The bad: If you lack OOP experience you are going to be very frustrated, as the book seems geared to those with prior programming experience.

The ugly: Like most technical books, this one is riddled with errors. Both Ruby and Rails have changed a great deal since the first edition of this book was written and not everything in this edition is entirely accurate with the versions of Ruby and Rails that you will be using. In other words, if you follow the book verbatim, you will encounter problems between what is written and what is current and usable code. I don't blame the authors/editors as it is nearly impossible to make all of the changes and tweaks required to keep the edition up to speed. Your best bet is to download the source code available on the web site to check your own code against.

In conclusion, it's a good launching point if you have a background in say, Java or C++, but not so much if you're coming in from a background in BASIC or PHP or HTML.
Iphonedivorced
This book is great!

I have been programming for many years and was interesting in learning more about writing Ruby on Rails applications so I purchased this book. I really enjoy the format as it walks you through step-by-step in creating a working application. The style allows you to learn by doing.

I have read this book multiple times and still find hidden gems *rim shot* of knowledge. I keep it on my desk as a quick reference and highly recommend it to anyone starting out learning Rails.

Additionally, I would recommend the Ruby on Rails Tutorial by Michael Hartl. It is a free online book that is of equal size to this printed book but allows you to build another completed application and see slightly different ways of doing things. Both this book and Michael Hartl's book will put you will on your way to learning Rails.

Lastly, make sure and get the latest version of this book, which at the time of this review would be Agile Web Development with Rails 4. Rails is constantly improving and Rails 4 was a major release (they release a new major version about every 3 years) with some changes you need to know about.
Lilegha
So when I picked up this book, I didn't have a background in web development and it was really difficult for me to understand why things were done the way they were. It seemed like there was too much "magic" going on that impeded my ability to grasp the concepts. After a while, I became a PHP Developer and came back to learn Rails. I was then surprised that I've pretty much fallen in love with the framework and the Ruby language.

As I plowed through the book a second time, I realize more and more that the book didn't reflect a lot of changes and there were code examples in the book that doesn't work the way that it was stated to work. I had to work through the Errata online and even then sometimes I'd have to find my own answers to fixing the bugs provided in the code of the book. Its a pretty frustrating experience when I hoped to go through the book and learn to build a demo. I wished for a better experience, now I'm just hoping to read some other books which hopefully will give me a better guidance and experience. Finding my own answers on the web may help me create functional programs, but not necessarily best practices which I am big on.

However, unlike other books this book does practice TDD in the tutorial section giving it an edge to show how its used in practice. From what I know, not many other books go through such examples and steps.

In summary, this isn't a book for beginners but has some concepts that all developers should know and understand -- I have yet to move on to the reference part as I'm getting frustrated with the tutorial part of the book since there are quite some errors that weren't updated. I pretty much have to Google my way and find my own answers to the poor code examples in the tutorial.
Agile Web Development with Rails 3.2 (Pragmatic Programmers) download epub
Networking & Cloud Computing
Author: Sam Ruby
ISBN: 1934356549
Category: Computers & Technology
Subcategory: Networking & Cloud Computing
Language: English
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf; Fourth edition (March 31, 2011)
Pages: 488 pages