Best Books of the Month Shop Men's Shoes Learn more nav_sap_plcc_6M_fly_beacon $5 Albums All-New Amazon Fire TV Grocery Amazon Gift Card Offer jrscwrld jrscwrld jrscwrld  Amazon Echo Starting at $49.99 Kindle Voyage Nintendo Digital Games Fall Arrivals in Amazon Outdoor Clothing Learn more

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Ruby on Rails for Microsoft Developers 1st Edition

1 customer review
ISBN-13: 978-0470374955
ISBN-10: 0470374950
Why is ISBN important?
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Buy used
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: Shows signs of wear and previous use. Pages are clean and unmarked. Take advantage of free shipping for Prime members and free Super Saver shipping!
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
13 Used from $2.62
More Buying Choices
7 New from $9.98 13 Used from $2.62
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student

Save Up to 90% on Textbooks Textbooks

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

With its valuable combination of simplicity and productivity, Ruby on Rails is a portable, extendable, open source web application framework that quickly gained worldwide acclaim. The aim of this book is to make the enticing Rails methodology more approachable for developers who are already familiar with Microsoft tools.

After an overview and brief history of the framework, you'll focus on learning Rails development from the point of view of a beginner-to-intermediate level Microsoft developer.

The author explores all the fundamental aspects of Rails, and includes comparisons and references to Microsoft development tools that you may already be familiar with. In doing so, he provides you with an easier path to learn how Rails simplifies the design and implementation of web applications.

By serving as a roadmap for migrating your skill set, development processes, and applications to the newer Agile programming platform that Rails offers, this book will help you leverage your existing skills so you can quickly take advantage of the full potential of Rails.

What you will learn from this book

  • The Rails history and culture, as well as common misconceptions
  • How to install Rails on Windows and other platforms

  • How to grasp the Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture pattern as implemented by Rails

  • The different philosophies between Rails and Microsoft frameworks like ASP.NET and ASP.NET MVC

  • The essentials of the Ruby language and its datatypes
  • Techniques for creating and developing a new RESTful Rails application

  • Using the ActiveRecord Object-Relational Mapper (ORM) to work with databases

  • Publishing and consuming Web Services with Rails

  • Getting ready for deployment in production

Who this book is for

This book is for programmers who have experience developing the Microsoft Windows platform and are interested in learning more about, and getting the most out of, Ruby on Rails.

Wrox guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think. Written by programmers for programmers, they provide a structured, tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved.


Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Wrox; 1 edition (April 6, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470374950
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470374955
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,885,149 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Antonio Cangiano is a Software Developer and Technical Evangelist at IBM, web entrepreneur, and serial blogger. He has a passion for programming, the startup world, Internet marketing, blogging, the STEM field, reading, photography, and fishing. He lives in Penticton, BC with his wife Jessica, their dog Annie, and their cat Stella.

Customer Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ian M. Piper on August 11, 2009
Format: Paperback
Disclaimer - I was the independent technical editor for this book. Nevertheless, I didn't have to write a positive review, or indeed any review at all, so I hope that this endorsement should be all the more valid. I am not a Wrox employee.

I own many books on Ruby on Rails development, and Ruby on Rails for Microsoft Developers has to rank as probably the clearest and easiest to follow exposition of technology and technique of all of them. The book takes a set of logical progressive steps through Rails development, stopping along the way for the occasional very deep dive into the internals. Chapter 7, on ORM with ActiveRecord, is a case in point, and an excellent detail piece for those who want to understand data modelling and database management within Rails. Like many developer books, this one has a theme of a developing application - a blog management system - and the development process is used effectively as a way of bringing in many of the modern essentials for the Rails developer. Topics covered include incremental development, adding textile support, handling of published versus non-published articles, pagination, comments, creating RSS feeds and of course selective use of AJAX techniques. There is also, unusually in my experience of Rails books, good solid coverage of deployment of an application into production with all of the consequences you can expect.

Given the title it would have been remiss of the author to have not spent time on orienting current ASP.NET developers with Rails concepts, and indeed throughout the book there are comparisons between the mechanisms of ASP.NET and Rails for carrying out many of the common development processes for web applications. However this is no Microsoft-basher's bible.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Want to discover more products? Check out these pages to see more: ruby programming, software development