From the Back Cover
Get on the RoR track and build powerful Web apps with ease
Thanks to the explosive growth in popularity of the Rails framework, the equally popular Ruby programming language now has a great place to hang its hat. The powerful combination of the two provides the perfect toolset to create Web applications that feature concise code, clean syntax, and easy maintenance. This must-have book is your best guide on how to jump on the RoR bandwagon, from the basics of Ruby programming to advanced techniques for experienced Rails developers.
Get up to speed on Ruby basics, including objects, irb, and built-ins
Explore the Model, Controller, and View layers of the Rails framework
Understand the "convention over configuration" philosophy of Ruby on Rails
Walk through the development of a complete Rails application
Set up a database, build a model, use scripts, and test and debug
Master advanced Rails, including Prototype, Scriptaculous, and topics such as Web Services
About the Author
is an RoR evangelist and software architect with the Professional Services Group of Compuware Corporation. He has over fifteen years of experience in the software development industry. Tim started and maintains the Michigan Ruby Users Group Web site, www.rubymi.org, and is also owner and developer of a forthcoming Ruby learning Web site, www.learnruby.org. He is also a technical writer and author.