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Ruby on Rails Bible Paperback – October 6, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0470258224 ISBN-10: 0470258225 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 624 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (October 6, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470258225
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470258224
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.3 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,203,505 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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

Timothy Fisher 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,, and is also owner and developer of a forthcoming Ruby learning Web site, He is also a technical writer and author.

More About the Author

Timothy Fisher has been working professionally in the Java software development field since 1997. He has served in a variety of roles including developer, team leader, and chief architect.Tim is currently a consultant for the Compuware Corporation in Detroit, Michigan. Tim also enjoys writing about technology and has been a contributor to Java Developer's Journal and XML Journal. Along with his technology interests,Tim is also passionate about education and the use of advanced Internet technologies for education.You can contact Tim and read his blog at:

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Nicholas Sardo on May 28, 2009
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I found this book to be a pretty good overview of the Rails framework. It covers the basics, and is clearly written. I didn't find it to be a "bible" of RoR, in that my expectations of such a book would be a very in depth collection of information. This is why I rate it a 4/5.

That being said, it's a good book, and worth owning if you are new to RoR.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By RSP SciFi-er on March 13, 2009
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As someone with no previous experience with Ruby on Rails, I found this is very good introduction to this environment. The how-to format was very good at producing results quickly.
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