Practical Rails Projects

  • Authors
  • Eldon Alameda

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Making the Right Preparations (Don’t Skip This Part)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Monkey Tasks: Managing a Daily Task List

  4. Exercisr

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Pages 181-184
  5. Simple Blogs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Pages 265-268
  6. Building a Web Comic Using Caching

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-270
    2. Pages 315-317
  7. Church Community Site

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 319-319
  8. GamingTrend

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 395-396
    2. Pages 419-499
    3. Pages 501-534
  9. Integrating with a RESTful Application Using Edge Rails (Rails 2.0 )

  10. Back Matter
    Pages 591-621

About this book


The best way to learn Rails is by creating a variety of applications with it.

You already know the basics of Rails, and you're familiar with the exciting features and benefits associated with using this Ruby–based framework. You're now at the point where you need to gain firsthand experience with Rails by thoroughly exploring the features and building several different types of web applications.

Eldon Alameda takes a focused approach to guiding you through the creation of multiple real-world examples that are designed to get your hands dirty with the core features of Rails, while providing you with the valuable experience of creating real Rails applications.

Projects you'll work on include creating a simple blog with an external API, constructing a workout tracker with a RESTful interface and graphs, and converting an existing PHP site to Rails while adding an advanced JavaScript interface. As an added bonus, the final project makes use of the edge version of Rails as you build an application that utilizes Active Resource, which provides an opportunity to explore the various changes and features that will be included with Rails 2.0. Each project is designed to provide you with the necessary information and tools to give you a running start at solving that problem yourself, and each project includes a number of additional ideas and exercises for ways that you can extend each application to fit your own needs.


JavaScript Monkey PHP Rack Ruby design development multimedia user interface web applications

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