Takes you on an excellent Rails 3 adventure!
Rails 3 in Action is a collaboration between Rails community leaders Ryan Bigg and Yehuda Katz that covers Rails 3.1 so it's the most up-to-date resource available. But it's much more than just a Rails 3 reference book. You'll learn to do Rails the right way so you can build stable, scalable, and maintainable apps that will satisfy even the most demanding clients.
About the book
Rails 3 is a full stack, open source web framework powered by Ruby and this book is an introduction to it. Whether you're just starting or you have a few cycles under your belt, you'll appreciate the book's guru's-eye-view of idiomatic Rails programming.
You'll master Rails 3.1 by developing a ticket tracking application that includes RESTful routing, authentication and authorization, state maintenance, file uploads, email, and more. You'll also explore powerful features like designing your own APIs and building a Rails engine. You will see Test Driven Development and Behavior Driven Development in action throughout the book, just like you would in a top Rails shop.
- Covers Rails 3.1 from the ground up
- Testing and BDD using RSpec and Cucumber
- Working with Rack
About the reader
It is helpful for readers to have a background in Ruby, but no prior Rails experience is needed.
Conversational and current. A wellspring of information.
An essential road map for the newest features in Rails 3.
Essential, effective Rails techniques and habits for the modern Rubyist.
A holistic book for a holistic framework.