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Ruby by Example by Kevin C. Baird

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Chapter Recap

What was new in this chapter?

  • Package management

  • Installing RubyGems

  • Installing, updating, and querying specific gem package files

  • Rails basics

  • Installing Rails

  • The MVC pattern

  • ORM basics

  • Viewing your first Rails application

  • Generating Models and Controllers

  • The index View used as the default View

  • Distinguishing instance methods from class methods with #

  • HTML stub files for Views

With just that information, you could create some interesting applications that do a variety of dynamic tasks. However, the real power of Rails stems from its ability to access a database and manipulate content. That will be the focus of our next and final chapter.

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