CHAPTER 14The LibLib Rails Application

In the last two chapters, we've looked at how to use web services to interact with Internet services, at how to use them to find out book information from Amazon.com, and also how to work with messaging systems both to talk to legacy systems and also to control communication between Rails applications. In this chapter we'll finally put all this together into one Rails application. The resulting user interface won't be that large, but the underlying code is complex in some cases because we need to communicate with things that we usually don't work with from Rails.

However, as we'll see, using Rails gives us the advantage of nice database integration and user interface handling. This leaves the responsibility ...

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