Learning Rails 5
Rails from the Outside In
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: August 2016
Pages: 452

If you’re a web developer or designer ready to learn Ruby on Rails, this hands-on guide is the ideal way to get started. Rather than toss you into the middle of the framework’s Model-View-Controller architecture, as many books do, Learning Rails 5 begins with the foundations of the Web you already know.

You’ll learn how to create something visible with Rails’ view layer before diving into the more difficult inner layers: the database models and controller code. All you need to begin your Rails journey is HTML experience. Each chapter includes exercises and review questions to test your understanding as you go.

  • Present content by building an application with a basic view and a simple controller
  • Build forms and process their results, progressing from simple to more complex
  • Use Rails scaffolding and REST to build effective applications quickly
  • Connect forms to models and create code that maps directly to database structures
  • Build applications that combine data from multiple tables
  • Use migrations to track changes to your database over time
  • Add common elements such as sessions, cookies, and authentication
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    Comments about oreilly Learning Rails 5:

    Good book, example seems to be great to understand RoR.

    I've finished the Agile Web Development 4 and the Rails Development 3 by Hartl and the example code. This book is just as good and would consider this better since this is for someone who is a developer already!

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      Comments about oreilly Learning Rails 5:

      I'm about half way through the book, but thought I'd review to reply to another reviewer's mention of the source code link returning a 404. You do have to do a slight bit of digging, but I was able to find the source code at https://github.com/bbulpett/LR5

      A companion website is mentioned on the page after it mentions the source code download link, and after looking there I found the github page.

      As for the book itself, it is nicely organized, easy to read, and seems to relay all you'd need to get going fairly quickly with a rails application. It seems to explain concepts well enough that a true beginner would understand, yet not get so caught up with the basics that experience developers will get bored and be tempted to skip content.

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          Comments about oreilly Learning Rails 5:

          The link to download the example codes results in a 404 not found error. If you buy this book you won't be able to download the accompanying example code (for now at least)

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