Chapter 3. Developing a real Rails application

This chapter covers

  • Building the foundation for a major app
  • Diving deep into app foundations
  • Generating the first functionality for an app

This chapter gets you started on building a Ruby on Rails application from scratch using the techniques covered in the previous chapter plus a couple of new ones. With the techniques you learned in chapter 2, you can write features describing the behavior of the specific actions in your application and then implement the code you need to get the feature passing.

For the remainder of the book, this application is the main focus. We guide you through it in an Agile-like fashion. Agile focuses largely on iterative development, developing one feature at a time ...

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