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April 22, 2011

Crafting Rails Applications: Expert Practices for Everyday Rails Development--New from Pragmatic Bookshelf

Crafting Rails Applications

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Raleigh, NC—The web-development world is buzzing about the latest release of Rails: Rails 3 is a huge step forward. You can now easily extend the framework, change its behavior, and replace whole components to bend it to your will, all without messy hacks.

Crafting Rails Applications: Expert Practices for Everyday Rails Development (Pragmatic Bookshelf, $33.00 USD) is the first resource that deep dives into the new Rails 3 APIs and shows you how to use them to write better web applications and make your day-to-day work with Rails more productive.

Author and Rails Core developer José Valim guides you through seven different tutorials, each of them using test-driven development to build a new Rails extension or application that solves common problems with these new APIs. You will understand how the Rails rendering stack works and customize it to read templates from the database while you learn how to mimic Active Record behavior, like validations, in any other object. You will find out how to write faster, leaner controllers, and you'll learn how to mix Sinatra applications into your Rails apps, so you can choose the most appropriate tool for the job. In addition, you will improve your productivity by customizing generators and responders.

This book will help you understand Rails 3's inner workings, including generators, template handlers, internationalization, routing, and responders. With the knowledge you'll gain, you'll be ready to tackle complicated projects more easily than ever before, creating solutions that are well-tested, modular, and easy to maintain.

Available in epub, mobi, and PDF direct from the publisher and in paperback from fine bookstores worldwide.

For a review copy or more information please email pragprogpr@oreilly.com. Please include your delivery address and contact information.

About the Author

José Valim is the lead developer and co-founder of Plataforma Tec. He started working with Ruby and Rails in late 2006 and was invited to be part of the Rails Core Team in 2010 after his work on Rails 3 development. He's also author and maintainer of various other well-known open source projects that led him to receive a Ruby Hero award in recognition for his contributions to the community. Lately, he's been flying around the globe giving talks and courses about Ruby and Rails.

View José Valim's full profile page.

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For more information about the book, including: code, errata, discussions, full table of contents, excerpts from the book and more, see the catalog page for Craftng Rails Applications.

Crafting Rails Applications Crafting Rails Applications
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
By Jose Valim
Print ISBN: 9781934356739  
Pages: 180
Print Price: $33.00  
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