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  • Copyright 2011
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-248802-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-248802-0

The Ruby on Rails 2.3 Tutorial teaches web development with Ruby on Rails, an open-source web framework that powers many of the web's top sites, including Twitter, Hulu, and the Yellow Pages. Ruby on Rails 2.3 Tutorial helps you learn Rails by example through the development of a substantial sample application, including a site layout, a user data model, a full registration and authentication system, user-status associations, social "following," and a feed of status updates. Ruby on Rails 2.3 Tutorial also teaches good software development practices, including version control with Git and GitHub, test-driven development with RSpec, and instant deployment with Heroku. Though of necessity the book focuses on a specific sample application, the emphasis throughout this book is on general principles, so you will have a solid foundation no matter what kind of web application you want to build.  

Extras

Author's Site

Please visit the companion site at railstutorial.org.

Sample Content

Online Sample Chapter

Rails-Flavored Ruby

Sample Pages

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments         xiii

About this Book          xv

About the Author         xvii

Chapter 1: From Zero to Deploy         1

1.1 Introduction   3

1.2 Up and Running   9

1.3 Version Control with Git   23

1.4 Deploying   35

1.5 Conclusion   39

Chapter 2: A Demo App         41

2.1 Planning the Application   41

2.2 The Users Resource   44

2.3 The Microposts Resource   57

2.4 Conclusion   67

Chapter 3: Mostly Static Pages         69

3.1 Static Pages   71

3.2 Our First Tests   78

3.3 Slightly Dynamic Pages   93

3.4 Conclusion   104

3.5 Exercises   105

Chapter 4: Rails-Flavored Ruby         107

4.1 Motivation   107

4.2 Strings and Methods   112

4.3 Other Data Structures   121

4.4 Ruby Classes   132

4.5 Exercises   143

Chapter 5: Filling in the Layout         145

5.1 Adding Some Structure   145

5.2 Layout Links   163

5.3 User Signup: A First Step   171

5.4 Conclusion   177

5.5 Exercises   178

Chapter 6: Modeling and Viewing Users, Part I         181

6.1 User Model   182

6.2 User Validations   197

6.3 Viewing Users   213

6.4 Conclusion   223

6.5 Exercises   223

Chapter 7: Modeling and Viewing Users, Part II          225

7.1 Insecure Passwords   225

7.2 Secure Passwords   236

7.3 Better User Views   247

7.4 Conclusion   261

7.5 Exercises   263

Chapter 8: Sign Up         265

8.1 Signup Form   265

8.2 Signup Failure   273

8.3 Signup Success   285

8.4 RSpec Integration Tests   292

8.5 Conclusion   299

8.6 Exercises   300

Chapter 9: Sign In, Sign Out         303

9.1 Sessions   303

9.2 Signin Failure   310

9.3 Signin Success   317

9.4 Signing Out   334

9.5 Conclusion   343

9.6 Exercises   343

Chapter 10: Updating, Showing, and Deleting Users         345

10.1 Updating Users   345

10.2 Protecting Pages   355

10.3 Showing Users   364

10.4 Destroying Users   379

10.5 Conclusion   387

10.6 Exercises   388

Chapter 11: User Microposts   391

11.1 A Micropost Model   391

11.2 Showing Microposts   405

11.3 Manipulating Microposts   414

11.4 Conclusion   438

11.5 Exercises   438

Chapter 12: Following Users   441

12.1 The Relationship Model   442

12.2 A Web Interface for Following and Followers   461

12.3 The Status Feed   485

12.4 Conclusion   497

12.5 Exercises   501

Index   503

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