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Rails Recipes


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Rails Recipes


You’ve read the tutorials and watched the online videos. You have a strong grasp of all of the ingredients that make up a successful Rails application. But ingredients don’t just turn themselves into a meal. Chad Fowler’s Rails Recipes is a collection of recipes that will take you step by step through the the most cutting edge Rails techniques, mixing the ingredients to create world-class web applications. Learn how to do it, and how to do it right.

(Note: this book was written for Rails 1.x. Most of the recipes are still appropriate for Rails 2, perhaps with some tweaking. Rails Recipes: Rails 3 Edition is a newer book, written for Rails 3.1.)

About this Title

Pages: 350
Published: 2006-06-01
Release: P3.0 (2006-07-06)
ISBN: 978-0-9776-1660-2

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Rails Recipes

Rails is large, powerful, and new. How do you use it effectively? How do you harness the power? And, most important, how do you get high-quality, real-world applications written?

From the latest Ajax effects to time-saving automation tips for your development process, Rails Recipes will show you how the experts have already solved the problems you have.

With this book, you’ll:

  • Use generators to automate repetitive coding tasks.
  • Create sophisticated role-based authentication schemes.
  • Add live search and live preview to your site.
  • Run tests when anyone checks code in.
  • How to create tagged data—the right way.
  • and many, many more…

See the tricks the experts use when writing Rails. Owning Rails Recipes is like having the best Rails programmers sitting next to you when you code.

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Chad Fowler has been a software developer and manager for some of the world’s largest corporations. He recently lived and worked in India, setting up and leading an offshore software development center. He is cofounder of Ruby Central, Inc., a non-profit corporation responsible for the annual International Ruby Conference and the International Rails Conference, and is a leading contributor in the Ruby community. Chad is a contributor and editor for numerous books and is author of the recently released My Job Went to India: 52 Ways to Save Your Job.