CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Ruby on Rails is fast displacing PHP, ASP, and J2EE as the development
framework of choice for discriminating programmers, thanks to its elegant
design and emphasis on practical results. RailsSpace teaches you to build
large-scale projects with Rails by developing a real-world application: a
social networking website like MySpace, Facebook, or Friendster.
Inside, the authors walk you step by step from the creation of the site's
virtually static front page, through user registration and authentication, and
into a highly dynamic site, complete with user profiles, image upload, email,
blogs, full-text and geographical search, and a friendship request system. In
the process, you learn how Rails helps you control code complexity with the
model-view-controller (MVC) architecture, abstraction layers, automated
testing, and code refactoring, allowing you to scale up to a large project even
with a small number of developers.
This essential introduction to Rails provides A tutorial approach that allows
you to experience Rails as it is actually used A solid foundation for creating
any login-based website in Rails Coverage of newer and more advanced Rails
features, such as form generators, REST, and Ajax (including RJS) A thorough
and integrated introduction to automated testing
The book's companion website provides the application source code, a blog with
follow-up articles, narrated screencasts, and a working version of the
RailSpace social network.