Enhancing the Web Comic -- Pt. 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. To celebrate the close of the I wanted to post this interview with Eldon Alameda. Each chapter takes the reader through the complete process of building up a full-functional Rails web application. What plans do you have to follow up on the book? This fresh approach begins with clearly understanding the what and why of a project - comprehending the bigger picture goals that are often given only lip service or cursory reviews. Synopsis Ruby on Rails is currently a very hot technology, and its popularity is still growing. Eldon I actually think that a Rails developer can get pretty far with Rails before having to dig into Ruby.
So for me, what I really wanted to do with this book — was to create a series of projects that would help people learn Rails. Learn to write it as a story based on lessons learned from a famous author. Related Titles from ApressBeginning Ruby on Rails: From Novice to ProfessionalPractical Ruby on Rails Social Networking Sites Beginning Ruby on Rails E-Commerce: From Novice to Professional Synopsis P ractical Rails Projects is for developers who have already read a beginning Rails book or worked though a series of introductory tutorials online and are now looking to expand that knowledge by gaining practical experience developing a variety of web applications in Rails. Building Our Base System with Page Caching -- Ch. A result of that heft is a fairly comprehensive volume, but one that doesn't feel quite so consistent as it perhaps should. I like to joke that Rails is the doorway drug to using Ruby, because Rails really does make it possible to build some pretty complex applications with code that can appear fairly simple.
Youre 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. Description: xxiv, 621 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm. What did you learn about Rails while you were writing this book? Takes you through the creation of several real-world Rails web applications. Register a Free 1 month Trial Account. 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. This book provides intermediate Rails users with an essential learning aid to take them to higher level, teaching them countless real world techniques via a series of practical project-based chapters.
Enhancing the Church Community Application -- Pt. While I do make the assumption that readers have read some previous Rails material, I believe that I've also provided enough review information that a highly motivated reader with previous experience in a model-view-controller framework and familiarity with another object-oriented language should be able to work through the material. Managing Users and Profiles -- Ch. The first few projects proceed at an even pace and are likely to be helpful to a newcomer to Rails, there's a fair bit of overlap with examples available in other volumes, but they work well together. Building a Web Comic Using Caching -- Ch. Creating a Rails Application -- Pt. Building a Daily To-Do Manager -- Ch.
While I do make the assumption that readers have read some previous Rails material, I believe that I ve also provided enough review information that a highly motivated reader with previous experience in a model-view-controller framework and familiarity with another object-oriented language should be able to work through the material. Enhancing Monkey Tasks -- Pt. The inclusion of memorable features and concepts four critical questions, LogFrame matrix, If-then thinking, and Implementation Equation make this book unique. In many ways it's a shame that this book wasn't broken up into a couple of volumes. The central premise of Strategic Project Management Made Simple is that most projects and strategies never get off the ground because of adhoc, haphazard, and obsolete methods used to turn their ideas into coherent and actionable plans.
As I was starting out with Ruby — it was fantastic to be able to interact with Sr. 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. The second and third questions clarify success measures and identify the risky assumptions that can later cause pain if not spotted early. My days lately have been filled with doing contract work for the National Weather Service. While there is no musical score to this book, there are plenty of project management lessons wrapped in entertaining stories to help the concepts stick. How do we get there? Enhancing the Gaming Site -- Pt.
The book also provides several real-world projects that illustrate the crucial specifics you need to know about the interaction of Java and Ruby. Building a Development Environment -- Ch. The Problem with Most Training Books and Courses Over the course of my career, I ve had to sit through an inordinate amount of technical training sessions, and I would estimate that 98 percent of them all suffered from the same major flaw they didn t actually teach anything. Eldon Well like i said I for this book I wanted to try and help the readers by guiding them through the creation of a series of projects designed to explore features of Rails that I thought were important to understand but that might get breezed over in other books. Church Community Site -- Ch. Rounding out the Community -- Ch. With a number of volumes now available that use specific projects to illustrate Rails techniques, this book isn't so distinctive as it might have been a few months ago, and many developers will probably want to go for a more focussed, more succinct option.
I even had built and written the chapters for the simple ticketing system and had some rough stuff started for the wiki and inventory systems—unfortunately I was using the needs of my employer at the time to help shape how that project should work. So in that regard — I considered the project practical if I thought it was teaching something that would help build a better understanding of a principle or feature that would be beneficial to Rails developers as they launch into their own projects. A seperate file containing only the resources minus the source code from the book is also available and I highly encourage you to use those and work from the book by hand - otherwise you won't learn as much. Monkey Tasks: Managing a Daily Task List -- Ch. The E-mail message field is required. Eldon Actually, for me the bigger challenge was stopping development on each of the projects when I felt I hit that sweet spot where the project was up and running yet there was still plenty of room to customize it or take it in some fun new directions.