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Ruby by Example by Kevin C. Baird

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Learning More About Rails

This chapter has only scratched the surface of Rails. I’ve barely described some of the Helper methods (like image_tag and link_to), and I haven’t even touched on topics like ActiveRecord’s ability to create relationships between multiple Models, Unit Testing within Rails, forms within Rails, user creation and authentication, session handling, and much more. Even so, this is already the longest chapter in a Ruby book that tried very hard to be about Ruby, as distinct from Rails—and I even had to describe the basic anatomy of a Rails application in the chapter before this one. There’s a lot to learn in Rails, and you can always read more at http://rubyonrails.org. Just don’t forget that Ruby has a lot to offer apart from ...

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