Saturday, June 6, 2009

Noel Rappin - Professional Ruby on Rails

Noel Rappin - Professional Ruby on Rails
Wrox | 2008-02-25 | ISBN: 047022388X | 483 pages | PDF | 4,39 Mb

This book bridges the gap between what you'll learn from a typical beginner book about Ruby on Rails and what you'll need to know to create a solid, professional, spectacular, complex web application. Professional Ruby on Rails is a guide to taking a beginner web site and making it great. The book covers topics of interest to a web professional who is trying to develop and deploy a complex application. These topics include:
- Using REST to structure your application cleanly
- How to test and deploy your application for maximum automation with minimal headache
- Protecting your site and your user's data
- Using Rails to create the kinds of interactions that web users are coming to expect

The current Rails books are either beginner books, cookbook-style books, or specifically aimed at Ajax development. This book will fill the void for a book that discusses in-depth the information that a developer would need in order to move from a basic site to a fully featured web application.


Chapter 1: Building Resources

Chapter 2: Rails Source Control with Subversion

Chapter 3: Adding Users

Chapter 4: Build Tools and Automation

Chapter 5: Navigation and Social Networking

Chapter 6: The Care and Feeding of Databases

Chapter 7: Testing Tools

Chapter 8: Rails - Driven JavaScript

Chapter 9: Talking to the Web

Chapter 10: Internationalizing Your Application

Chapter 11: The Graphic Arts

Chapter 12: Deploying Your Application

Chapter 13: Performance

Chapter 14: Going Meta

Chapter 15: Extending Rails with Plugins

Chapter 16: Replacing Ruby Tools

Appendix A: Things You Should Download

Appendix B: Web Frameworks Inspired by Rails