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Agile Web Development with Rails 4

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 Concerns, Russian Doll caching, and Turbolinks, and the book focuses throughout on the right way to use Rails. Additionally, this edition now works on Ruby 2.0, a new release of Ruby with substantial functional and performance improvements.

This edition is for Rails 4.0 and beyond.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Installing Rails
Chapter 2. Instant Gratification
Chapter 3. The Architecture of Rails Applications
Chapter 4. Introduction to Ruby
Chapter 5. The Depot Application
Chapter 6. Task A: Creating the Application
Chapter 7. Task B: Validation and Unit Testing
Chapter 8. Task C: Catalog Display
Chapter 9. Task D: Cart Creation
Chapter 10. Task E: A Smarter Cart
Chapter 11. Task F: Add a Dash of Ajax
Chapter 12. Task G: Check Out!
Chapter 13. Task H: Sending Mail
Chapter 14. Task I: Logging In
Chapter 15. Task J: Internationalization
Chapter 16. Task K: Deployment and Production
Chapter 17. Depot Retrospective
Chapter 18. Finding Your Way Around Rails
Chapter 19. Active Record
Chapter 20. Action Dispatch and Action Controller
Chapter 21. Action View
Chapter 22. Migrations
Chapter 23. Nonbrowser Applications
Chapter 24. Rails’ Dependencies
Chapter 25. Rails Plugins
Chapter 26. Where to Go from Here

Book Details

  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf (September 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1937785564
  • ISBN-13: 978-1937785567
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