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Ruby by Example by Kevin C. Baird

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Chapter Recap

What was new in this chapter?

  • Using Rails with MySQL

  • Adding data with migration files

  • Creating a Model

  • Creating multi-View Controllers

  • Adding methods to Models and Controllers

  • The ApplicationController superclass

  • Using Helpers

  • The ApplicationHelper module

  • MVC as it relates to Controllers and Helpers

  • Creating Views as .rhtml files

  • Doing common JavaScript with Rails’ built-in Helper methods

  • Using layouts and incorporating the results of [view].rhtml within them

  • Using stylesheets modularized by View type

I hope this book has given you some useful information about coding in Ruby. I’ve tried to play to what I see as the language’s greatest strengths: readability, a high level of abstraction (and great ease in extending that abstraction even higher), ...

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