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Rails Recipes: Rails 3 Edition

For Immediate Release: April 4, 2012

Thousands of developers have used the first edition of Rails Recipes to solve the hard problems in developing web applications using Ruby on Rails. Now, five years later, it’s time for Rails Recipes: Rails 3 Edition (Pragmatic Bookshelf, $35.00), the latest incarnation of this trusted collection of solutions, completely revised by Rails master Chad Fowler.

Written for novice to intermediate Rails developers, Rails Recipes: Rails 3 Edition is packed with solutions to 70 of the most vexing problems you’re likely to face on the job. From building custom forms and powering pages with jQuery to integrating with legacy databases, it’s all here. Each recipe has been updated to reflect the latest features of Rails 3 and each lays out a distinctive solution to a problem you may be facing today or could well encounter tomorrow.

In addition, you’ll find half the book is stocked with new eye-opening solutions to such common problems as how to extend Rails, test and deploy your sites, or add a web service to your actions. And each recipe not only lays out a succinct solution, but explains its rationale and the technologies that make it work.

Loaded with the insights of a Rails community leader, members of the Rails core team and other experts, this is the book you’ll want to have at your side as you craft your next project.

Available for e-readers in epub, mobi, and PDF formats direct from the publisher and in paperback from fine bookstores worldwide.

What People are Saying

Even the best chefs are loathe to re-create a recipe from scratch if they know a good one already exists. Rails programmers would do well to code like a great chef cooks and have this tome on their shelf.
—David Heinemeier Hansson, Creator of Ruby on Rails; partner at 37signals; coauthor of Agile Web Development with Rails; and blogger

Rails Recipes has always been the definitive guide for aspiring Rails developers. It doesn’t just cover how you could build something, but delves into the details and explains all the reasons why you should build it that way. You can be sure that if you follow the tips and tricks in this book, you’re on the right path.
—Michael Koziarski Software developer, Rails Core team member, and partner, Southgate Labs

Rails Recipes is a great book for any Rails developer. There is so much going on in the Rails community these days that I find it hard to keep all of it in context. This book provides the context I need.
—Mike Gehard, Lead software engineer, Living Social

Book Information

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Rails Recipes

Rails 3 Edition

by Chad Fowler

ISBN: 9781934356777, 296 pages, $35.00US, $37.00CA, 7.5×9.

Pragmatic Bookshelf Titles are distributed to bookstores internationally by O’Reilly Media.

Additional Resources

Sample chapters, table of contents, and more information is available on the book’s home page.

About Pragmatic Bookshelf

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