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Internet & World Wide Web: How to Program, Fourth Edition by P. J. Deitel - Deitel & Associates, Inc., H. M. Deitel - Deitel & Associates, Inc.

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Chapter 24. Ruby on Rails

 

Convention is the ruler of all.

 
 --Pindar
 

Where the telescope ends, the microscope begins. Which of the two has the grander view?

 
 --Victor Hugo
 

...We grow more partial for the observer’s sake.

 
 --Alexander Pope
 

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

 
 --George Santayana
 

Let’s look at the record.

 
 --Alfred Emanuel Smith
 

All that matters is that the miraculous become the norm.

 
 --Henry Miller

OBJECTIVES

In this chapter you will learn:

  • Basic Ruby programming.

  • How to use the Rails framework.

  • The Model-View-Controller paradigm.

  • How to use ActiveRecord to model a database.

  • How to construct web applications that interact with a database.

  • How to create a web-based message forum.

  • How to develop Ajax-enabled applications ...

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