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Ruby on Rails has taken the world by storm. First released in the mid-2004, this open source framework has single-handedly changed the landscape of Web development. It’s both powering and defining the "Web 2.0" revolution on the web, providing a radical shift in the way we think about web applications. Beginning Ruby on Rails is for anybody who wishes to join the revolution. You'll learn how all of the components of the Rails framework fit together and how you can leverage them to create sophisticated web applications. The book features sleeves-rolled-up, practical examples and walkthroughs, and you'll also learn the vital philosophy behind Rails. In addition, you’ll learn how to get up and running quickly with the Ruby programming language that underpins Rails and makes it so powerful. Specifically, Beginning Ruby on Rails will teach you all about: ActiveRecord, and how it makes working with databases a pleasure; ActionPack, and how it wires applications together with meaningful URLs; REST-enabled services; AJAX interface techniques for dynamic web pages ActionMailer, which can send and recieve mail; … plus how to extend your application with plugins, and, most importantly, how to test your code. The book includes three superb sample projects that put all the concepts to work, showing you to no uncertain terms how to design, develop, and deploy software using Ruby on Rails.
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