The best way to learn Rails is by creating a variety of
applications with it.
You already know the basics of Rails, and you're familiar with
the exciting features and benefits associated with using this
Rubybased framework. You're now at the point where you need to gain
firsthand experience with Rails by thoroughly exploring the
features and building several different types of web
Eldon Alameda takes a focused approach to guiding you through
the creation of multiple real-world examples that are designed to
get your hands dirty with the core features of Rails, while
providing you with the valuable experience of creating real Rails
Projects you'll work on include creating a simple blog with an
external API, constructing a workout tracker with a RESTful
interface and graphs, and converting an existing PHP site to Rails
the final project makes use of the edge version of Rails as you
build an application that utilizes Active Resource, which provides
an opportunity to explore the various changes and features that
will be included with Rails 2.0. Each project is designed to
provide you with the necessary information and tools to give you a
running start at solving that problem yourself, and each project
includes a number of additional ideas and exercises for ways that
you can extend each application to fit your own needs. What you'll
learn Implementing caching options Developing applications the
RESTful way Adding graphs to your Rails application Connecting to a
legacy database Building generators to automate installation of
common files Building an XML-RPC API into your Rails applications
Who this book is for
This book is for anyone who has gone beyond the basics of Rails
and wants to learn higher-level Rails techniques. It is also useful
for those experienced in other disciplines (such as Java and PHP)
who want to learn Rails.
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