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About this Book

Ruby on Rails is a leading web application framework built on top of the fantastic Ruby programming language. Both the language and the framework place a strong emphasis on conforming to the principle of least surprise and getting out of the way of the developers using it.

Ruby on Rails has been growing at a rapid pace, with large internet companies such as Yellow Pages and Groupon using it for their core functionality. The latest release of Rails, version 4.2, includes a set of changes that improves the already brilliant framework constructed over the past 11 years. The fantastic community around the framework has been growing at a similar pace.

This book is designed to take you through developing a full-featured Rails application from step one, showing you exactly how professionals in the real world are developing applications right now.

Who should read this book

This book is primarily for those who are looking to work with the Ruby on Rails framework and who have some prior experience with Ruby, although that’s not entirely necessary. The chapters become more advanced as you go along, and they provide a smooth learning curve to teach you how Rails applications are built.

If you’re looking for a book that teaches you the same practices that are used in the real world, then this is the book you’re looking for.

What’s new in the revised edition

Wow, 11 years of Rails. That’s a long time in software!

Roadmap

Code conventions and downloads

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