Jump Start Rails

Jump Start Rails
  • Paperback: 150 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook (August 19, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0987467425
  • ISBN-13: 978-0987467423
eBook Description:

Jump Start Rails

Jump Start Rails provides you with a fun and yet practical introduction to Rails, an incredibly popular framework that makes it possible to quickly develop incredibly powerful web applications with Ruby. This short book covers Rails 4, the latest version of the framework, and while it’s not intended to be a completely comprehensive Rails guide or an in-depth Ruby tutorial, it will quickly get you up to speed with Rails and give you the confidence to start experimenting on your own.

The book is built around a real-life example project: a personal portfolio site. It’s a fun and easily understandable project that is used to demonstrate the concepts outlined in the book in a practical way. This is a clear, approachable and very easy-to-follow book that will get you to to speed with Rails in no time.

Jump Start Rails provides you with a fun and yet practical introduction to Rails, an incredibly popular framework that makes it possible to quickly develop incredibly powerful web applications with Ruby. This short book covers Rails 4, the latest version of the framework, and while it’s not intended to be a completely comprehensive Rails guide or an in-depth Ruby tutorial, it will quickly get you up to speed with Rails and give you the confidence to start experimenting on your own.

The book is built around a real-life example project: a personal portfolio site. It’s a fun and easily understandable project that is used to demonstrate the concepts outlined in the book in a practical way.

This is a clear, approachable and very easy-to-follow book that will get you to to speed with Rails in no time.

In just a few short years, Ruby on Rails has grown from cool, hipster upstart to global powerhouse. Developers around the world are passionate about Rails, and with good reason.

BUILD FAST with 60,000+ ready-to-go Ruby gems, powerful, new functionality is a never more than a few keystrokes away.

DISCOVER Test-driven development for better programming practices.

SCALE APPS Look at GitHub, Twitter, Hulu, and Penny Arcade. All huge. All successful. All Rails.

GET HIRED Search any job board, there’s massive demand for Rails developers.

Those who have jumped onboard the Ruby on Rails train have never looked back and neither will you.

Learn Rails and you’ll write better code, faster, spend less time setting up and maintaining code and more time building.

Consider this book an investment in your career. There’s a huge and growing demand for developers with Rails skills, just look at any job board.

Learn Rails this weekend.

What will I learn?

Embrace good coding practice by learning the Rails way:

  • Convention over configuration
  • The Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture
  • Test-driven development (TDD)
  • Don’t repeat yourself (DRY)

Make web development a much slicker process with Rails. It’s built on the Ruby programming language, which is a delight to work with too.

Who should read this book?

This book is for programmers new to Ruby and new to Rails.

Back-end developers experienced on other programming languages such as PHP will be able to get up to speed with Rails’ fundamentals in a weekend.

It is assumed that you know your way about the command line, and some programming fundamentals.

Jump Start Rails provides you with a fun and yet practical introduction to Rails, an incredibly popular framework that makes it possible to quickly develop incredibly powerful web applications with Ruby. This short book covers Rails 4, the latest version of the framework, and while it’s not intended to be a completely comprehensive Rails guide or an in-depth Ruby tutorial, it will quickly get you up to speed with Rails and give you the confidence to start experimenting on your own.

The book is built around a real-life example project: a personal portfolio site. It’s a fun and easily understandable project that is used to demonstrate the concepts outlined in the book in a practical way. This is a clear, approachable and very easy-to-follow book that will get you to to speed with Rails in no time.

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