Flexible Rails is a unique, application-based guide for using Ruby on Rails 2 and Adobe Flex 3 to build rich Internet applications (RIAs). It is not an exhaustive Ruby on Rails or Flex reference. Instead, it is an extensive tutorial in which the reader builds multiple iterations of an interesting RIA using Flex and Rails together.
Author Peter Armstrong walks readers through eleven iterations in which the sample application—pomodo—is variously built, refactored, debugged, sliced, diced and otherwise explored from every conceivable angle with respect to Ruby on Rails and Adobe Flex. The book unfolds both the application and the Flex-on-Rails approach side-by-side.
Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.
Peter Armstrong is the co-founder and CEO of Ruboss Technology Corporation, a Vancouver, BC area company focusing on Adobe Flex and Ruby on Rails development and consulting. Peter is also the author of the Manning book Flexible Rails: Flex 3 on Rails 2, the book which inspired the creation of the RestfulX framework, the RESTful way to develop Flex and AIR applications that easily integrate with Ruby on Rails. Peter was a key part of the team that won the 2006 Adobe MAX Award for RIA/Web Development, is the organizer of the Vancouver Ruby/Rails Meetup group and is a frequent speaker on using Flex and Rails together.