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  • Learn about new syntaxes and semantics introduced in Rails 4 and their practical usage
  • Discover new ways to use the components and gems from previous versions of Rails
  • Set up full-text search, endless scroll, and modal boxes
  • Create mountable engines and make the code reusable
  • Make multiple APIs (such as Google Maps and Twitter) work with each other
  • Create API-only applications to serve as a backend for mobile applications
  • Understand the basics of the new testing framework in Rails 4
  • Create a video sharing website using Rails 4 along with HTML5 and CSS3 concepts

Rails is a rapidly moving, open source, web development framework, and keeping up to speed with it is a big task. You might have already built applications using it, but there have been significant changes in the syntax and semantic of the Rails framework in the latest upgrade.

Rails 4 Application Development Hotshot shows you how to build the most popular types of applications using Rails 4, and highlights new ways to do things. The book also closely follows lots of the best practices, gems, and popular solutions already known to the community, and tracks the changes in these. This book brings new ideas to refactor and restructure code to make it perform better in production, and enables you to write production-ready code.

  • Build interesting application scenarios with Rails 4
  • Upgrade your knowledge for the latest changes in the Rails framework
  • Follow the project-based approach to building applications from simple to advanced skill levels
Page Count 378
Course Length 11 hours 20 minutes
ISBN 9781783286294
Date Of Publication 9 Apr 2014


Saurabh Bhatia

Saurabh Bhatia has been developing professional software since 2005. However, his programming interests date back to his school days. Starting with Java, he quickly moved to Ruby on Rails in 2006, and it has been his primary choice of development framework since then. He built a Ruby on Rails consulting company and ran it for five years. He has worked with several companies in the tech industry, from getting two-person startups off the ground to developing software for large corporates. He is currently the CTO of Ruling Digital Inc., a software company that develops software for universities.

He has been an open source enthusiast and has helped Ubuntu penetrate the Indian market since 2007. He was a part of the open source promotion society called Twincling Society for Open Source in Hyderabad. He started and moderated Bangalore Ruby Users Group and also moderates the Mumbai Ruby Users Group. He is also a part of the RailsBridge initiative for mentoring new Rails developers.

Over the years, he has written several articles online and in print for different publications, such as Linux User and Developer, Linux For You, Rails Magazine, (, and SitePoint Ruby ( He currently resides in Taiwan. He wishes to continue writing and share his knowledge as much as possible with budding developers.