Rails 4 in Action

Revised Edition of Rails 3 in Action

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About The Book

Summary

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.

What's Inside

  • 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.

Table of Contents
  1. Ruby on Rails, the framework
  2. Testing saves your bacon
  3. Developing a real Rails application
  4. Oh, CRUD!
  5. Nested resources
  6. Authentication
  7. Basic access control
  8. Fine-grained access control
  9. File uploading
  10. Tracking state
  11. Tagging
  12. Sending email
  13. Deployment
  14. Designing an API
  15. Rack-based applications

About The Authors

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.

Yehuda Katz is the founder of the EmberJS framework, a former lead developer on SproutCore, and is well-known for his contributions to Rails 4, jQuery, Bundler, and Merb.

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.

Rebecca Skinner is a Ruby and Rails developer, recognized for her tireless efforts on IRC, StackOverflow, and in the local developer community.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Manning Publications (September 19, 2015)
  • Length: 576 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781617291098

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