Learning Rails: Live Edition
Rails from the Outside In
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: July 2010
Pages: 480

Ready to learn Rails? Get up to speed using the framework’s latest release. In this Live Edition, Learning Rails has been updated to cover Rails 2.3.5, making it an ideal guide for Rails beginners.

Unlike most Rails books, Learning Rails is for web developers, and not for programmers. Rather than begin with the inner layers of a Rails web application -- the models and controllers -- this book approaches Rails development from the outer layer: the view side of an application. You’ll start from the foundations of the Web you already know, and learn how to create something visible with Rails before reaching the more difficult database models and controller code. Each chapter includes exercises and review questions so you can test your understanding as you go.

  • Present content by building an application with a basic view and a simple controller, while learning Ruby along the way
  • Build forms and process their results, progressing from simple to more complex
  • Connect forms to models by setting up a database, and use Rails’ Active Record to create code that maps to database structures
  • Use Rails scaffolding to build applications from a view-centric perspective
  • Add common web application elements such as sessions, cookies, and authentication
  • Build applications that combine data from multiple tables
  • Create simple but dynamic interfaces with Rails and Ajax
O'Reilly Live Edition books give you access to updates to topics in between editions of a book. A Live Edition is an electronic and print-on-demand version of the book that is updated when there is a significant change to the software or technology the book covers, keeping you on top of .X releases or major fixes.
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    I bought this because I had a school project that I wanted to get done fast, couple that with the fact that I wanted to learn rails. In a few hours I had the project completed with ease.

    The material is presented well, broken up well in the table of contents and its full of useful code examples that get you using what you've learned right away. The book had me generate my project with scaffolding and then goes through several topics that you'll want to apply right after scaffolding.

    Highly recommend this book to anyone looking to get started with Rails.

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