The Rails 4 Way

Enabling professional developers to focus on what matters most – deliver business value via clean and maintainable code – Ruby on Rails strips complexity from the development process. Rails was created in 2004 to maximize the use of the Ruby programming language in an open source web application framework, causing an explosion of interest in Ruby. In less than ten years, Ruby on Rails has forcefully taken its place as the dominant king of web frameworks, with the support of thousands of open source contributors.
The Rails 4 Way is the only comprehensive, authoritative guide to delivering production-quality code with Rails 4. Pioneering Rails expert Obie Fernandez and his team of leading Rails experts illuminate the entire set of Rails APIs, along with the idioms, design approaches, and libraries that make developing applications with Rails so powerful. Drawing on their unsurpassed experience and track record, they address the real challenges development teams face, showing how to use Rails to maximize your productivity.
Using numerous detailed code examples, the author systematically covers Rails key capabilities and subsystems, making this book a reference that you can depend on every day. He presents advanced Rails programming techniques that have been proven effective in day-to-day usage on dozens of production Rails systems and offers important insights into behavior-driven development and production considerations such as scalability. Dive deep into the subtleties of the asset pipeline and other advanced Rails topics such as security and scalability. The Rails 4 Way is your best guide for making Rails do exactly what you want it to do.
Table of Contents
chapter 1 Rails Environments and Configuration
chapter 2 Routing
chapter 3 REST, Resources, and Rails
chapter 4 Working with Controllers
chapter 5 Working with Active Record
chapter 6 Active Record Migrations
chapter 7 Active Record Associations
chapter 8 Validations
chapter 9 Advanced Active Record
chapter 10 Action View
chapter 11 All About Helpers
chapter 12 Haml
chapter 13 Session Management
chapter 14 Authentication and Authorization
chapter 15 Security
chapter 16 Action Mailer
chapter 17 Caching and Performance
chapter 18 Background Processing
chapter 19 Ajax on Rails
chapter 20 Asset Pipeline
chapter 21 Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets
chapter 22 CoffeeScript
chapter 23 RSpec
chapter 24 Building APIs with Rails
chapter 25 XML
chapter 26 Threadsafety


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