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Agile Web Development with Rails


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Agile Web Development with Rails


This is the first edition of the Rails book. The third edition is now available.

About this Title

Pages: 558
Published: 2005-08-01
Release: P6.0 (2006-07-31)
ISBN: 978-0-9766-9400-7

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Contents & Extracts


As one of the authors of the Agile Manifesto, Dave Thomas understands agility. As the author of Programming Ruby, he understands Ruby and how to describe writing Ruby applications. David Heinemeier Hansson is the creator of the Rails framework. Leon Breedt wrote the web services component of Rails. Mike Clark is an international expert on testing techniques. Thomas Fuchs contributed much of the AJAX support for Rails. Andreas Schwarz wrote the online manual on security for Rails. The authors know Ruby, and we know Rails.

Upcoming Author Events

  • 2017-03-23: Dave Thomas
    Transforming Programming The fundamental principle of agility—optimize for change—is getting increasingly difficult to realize. What to do? That's what this talk is about. (GOTO Nights Chicago)
  • 2017-03-25: Dave Thomas
    A one day tutorial" "Idiomatic Elixir—Growing a Program" (Erlang Factory San Francisco)