Rails 4 in Action is a comprehensive introduction to Rails that guides you hands-on through all you'll need to become a competent and confident Rails developer. In it, you'll master Rails 4 by developing a ticket-tracking application that includes RESTful routing, authentication and authorization, file uploads, email, and more.
Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.
About the Book
Rails is a full-stack, open source web framework powered by Ruby. Now in version 4, Rails is mature and powerful, and to use it effectively you need more than a few Google searches. You'll find no substitute for the guru's-eye-view of design, testing, deployment, and other real-world concerns that this book provides.
Rails 4 in Action is a hands-on guide to the subject. In this fully revised new edition, you'll master Rails 4 by developing a ticket-tracking application that includes RESTful routing, authentication and authorization, file uploads, email, and more. Learn to design your own APIs and successfully deploy a production-quality application. You'll see test-driven development and behavior-driven development in action throughout the book, just like in a top Rails shop.
Creating your own APIs
Using RSpec and Capybara
Emphasis on test-first development
Fully updated for Rails 4
About the Reader
For readers of this book, a background in Ruby is helpful but not required. No Rails experience is assumed.
About the Authors
Ryan Bigg, Yehuda Katz, Steve Klabnik, and Rebecca Skinner are contributors to Rails and active members of the Rails community.
Ryan Bigg is a Rails developer living in Melbourne, Australia, recognized for his prolific and accurate answers on IRC and StackOverflow. He was named a Ruby Hero for his work on the Rails Guides and for being generally helpful in the ROR community.
Steve Klabnik is a member of the Ruby on Rails team. A prolific open source contributor, he's made contributions to a large number of Ruby projects, including Rails, Sinatra, Rubygems, Rubinius, Resque, Draper, and over 20 gems of his own. When he's not speaking at conferences, working on Rails, or training on Ruby and Rails at Jumpstart Lab, he's reading philosophy books and applying their lessons to software.