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Nothing less than a revolution in the way web applications are constructed,Ruby on Rails (RoR) boasts a straightforward and intuitive nature that avoids programming repetition and makes it infinitely easier to build for the web. Over the years, RoR has undergone numerous internal changes while programming techniques have evolved. This book captures the current best practices to show you the most efficient way to build a spectacular web application with RoR.
Preparing you to build a real, live, and complex web application, this invaluable resource covers all the questions that aren't addressed in introductory material, including how to manage users and security, organize a team of programmers, automate common build tasks, secure your site, and deploy a production server. You'll learn everything you need to know in order to extend Rails so that you can take advantage of the many exciting and wonderful things that are being done by the diligent RoR programming community.
What you will learn from this book
How to write automated tests for all parts of your Rails application
Why rake is a handy tool for automating commonly performed actions
Ways to manage time zones and internationalization
How to deploy Ruby applications using Capistrano, Mongrel, and Apache
Techniques for installing and running a Rails application in Java
Current security techniques, including prevention of cross-site scripting attacks
Who this book is for
This book is for RoR programmers, software and web developers, designers, and architects who are looking to expand their knowledge of the Rails framework.
Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.