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Ruby for Rails

Ruby techniques for Rails developers
David A. Black
Foreword by David Heinemeier Hansson
  • May 2006
  • ISBN 9781932394696
  • 532 pages

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Closes the gap between Ruby as a language and Rails as a framework. The breadth of knowledge is astounding!

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The Well-Grounded Rubyist, Second Edition is now available. An eBook of the previous edition, The Well-Grounded Rubyist is included at no additional cost when you buy the revised edition!


Ruby for Rails helps Rails developers achieve Ruby* mastery. Each chapter deepens your Ruby knowledge and shows you how it connects to Rails. You'll gain confidence working with objects and classes and learn how to leverage Ruby's elegant, expressive syntax for Rails application power. And you'll become a better Rails developer through a deep understanding of the design of Rails itself and how to take advantage of it.

*Learn Ruby 1.9 from David A. Black in The Well-Grounded Rubyist.

about the technology

The word is out: with Ruby on Rails you can build powerful Web applications easily and quickly! And just like the Rails framework itself, Rails applications are Ruby programs. That means you can't tap into the full power of Rails unless you master the Ruby language.

what's inside

  • Classes, modules, and objects
  • Collection handling and filtering
  • String and regular expression manipulation
  • Exploration of the Rails source code
  • Ruby dynamics
  • Many more programming concepts and techniques!

about the reader

Newcomers to Ruby will find a Rails-oriented Ruby introduction that's easy to read and that includes dynamic programming techniques, an exploration of Ruby objects, classes, and data structures, and many neat examples of Ruby and Rails code in action.

Ruby for Rails: the Ruby guide for Rails developers!

about the author

David A. Black has been programming in Ruby since 2000. He is the owner and director of the consultancy Ruby Power and Light, LLC, and a director of Ruby Central, Inc. David is a Ruby library contributor, and an expert practitioner and trainer in the Ruby language and the Ruby on Rails development framework.

David A. Black was a keynote presenter at the YVR06 Canada on Rails Conference, April 13-14, 2006 in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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Code examples are concise and useful. I highly recommend it.

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A comprehensive tutorial on Ruby and on Rails.

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