Beginning Rails: From Novice to Professional by Cloves Carneiro Jr

Beginning Rails: From Novice to Professional by Cloves Carneiro Jr

By Cloves Carneiro Jr

Beginning Rails is the sensible place to begin for somebody eager to easy methods to construct dynamic internet purposes utilizing the Rails framework for Ruby. You’ll learn the way all the elements of Rails healthy jointly and the way you could leverage them to create subtle internet functions with much less code and extra joy.

This publication is especially like minded to these with very little adventure with net program improvement, or who've a few adventure yet are new to Rails. starting Rails assumes simple familiarity with internet phrases and applied sciences, yet does not require you to be an expert.

Topics include:

  • A mild advent to the Ruby programming language
  • Installing Ruby and Rails on a Mac, Linux, or home windows approach
  • The philosophy in the back of Rails and why it concerns
  • The Model-View-Controller structure
  • The fundamentals of relational databases and SQL
  • Setting up a MySQL database and making a schema with migrations
  • Experimenting along with your reside program within the Rails console
  • Creating wealthy relationships among your versions
  • Using controllers and templates competently
  • Leveraging helpers to maintain your templates fresh and common sense unfastened
  • Adding Ajax and visible results to counterpoint your person interfaces
  • JavaScript with Prototype and script.aculo.us
  • How to ship and obtain mail out of your software
  • Using and growing your personal plug-ins
  • Ensuring your code opposed to Murphy’s legislations via writing assessments
  • Using Capistrano to set up your software

Rather than delving into the arcane information of Rails, the point of interest is at the points of the framework that would turn into your choose, shovel, and awl. half heritage lesson, half advent to object-oriented programming, and half dissertation on open resource software program, Beginning Rails doesn’t simply clarify tips to do anything in Rails, it explains why.

Every programmer fondly recollects the ebook that helped them start. The objective of Beginning Rails is to develop into that e-book for you, today.

Table of Contents

  1. Introducing the Rails Framework
  2. Getting all started
  3. Getting whatever operating
  4. Working with a Database: lively list
  5. Advanced energetic list: bettering Your types
  6. Action Pack:Working with the View and the Controller
  7. Improving interplay with Ajax
  8. Sending and Receiving Mail
  9. Testing Your software
  10. Extending Rails with Plugins
  11. Deploying Your Rails functions
  12. Show description

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The UNIX operating system is hailed by hackers and used almost exclusively among the hacker elite. There are several reasons for this, not least of which is the fact that UNIX is a well-tested and proven operating system, forged in an open source ecosystem, with contributions from some of the smartest programmers on the planet. Having been born in the 1970s, at this late stage, the UNIX operating system has evolved into lean and powerful example of open source craftsmanship. The beauty, simplicity, and singularity of purpose of UNIX is not lost on the creators of Rails.

Unless you feel like reading the installation instructions for Windows and Linux, you’re free to skip ahead to the “Creating Your First Rails Application” section. Automating Installation Here’s a script you can use to automate all the steps we just covered for installing on Mac OS X. sh), and make sure you run it as a superuser using sudo. Remember that you need Apple’s Developer Tools package, Xcode Tools, to run this script. sh, you would run it using the following command. sh Installing on Windows XP Installation on Windows is easy thanks to installer packages.

Just about all Linux distributions (including Ubuntu) ship with a package manager. Whether you are installing programs or code libraries, they usually have dependencies, and a single program could depend on dozens of other programs in order to run properly, which can be a struggle to deal with yourself. A package manager takes care of these tasks for you, so you can focus on better things. Ubuntu Linux includes the Debian package manager apt, which is what we’ll be using in our examples. If you’re using a different distribution, you’ll likely have a different package manager, but the steps should be reasonably similar.

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