Building Dynamic Web 2.0 Websites with Ruby on Rails

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  • Installing, configuring, and testing both Ruby and RoR
  • Setting up the application and database
  • Managing users and roles for your website
  • Gathering and managing user comments
  • Setting up the template and generating migrations for your tables
  • Using plug-ins; adding and searching a tag
  • Enhancing usability with AJAX
  • Developing an administration interface
  • Deploying the application on a production server

Chapter 1 gives you an overview of the features of Ruby and RoR, as well as providing the various ways of installing, configuring, and testing both Ruby and RoR.

Chapter 2 introduces you to the basics of Ruby as well as the main concepts and components of RoR.

Chapter 3 makes you understand the design of tables according to the conventions of RoR, creation of scaffolds for tables, and changing the scaffolds according to the requirements.

Chapter 4 gives you details you about how to set up the User Management module for the website called TaleWiki.

Chapter 5 makes you familiar with the Login Management and Comment Management modules for TaleWiki.

Chapter 6 introduces you to the Migrations and Layouts involved in setting up the template for TaleWiki.

Chapter 7 describes the tagging functionality being implemented for enhanced search usability.

Chapter 8 provides you with the implementation of AJAX for TaleWiki.

Chapter 9 deals with the development of an interface for the administration.

Chapter 10 gives you the steps for deploying the website.


Ruby on Rails is an open-source web application framework ideally suited to building business applications; accelerating and simplifying the creation of database-driven websites. Often shortened to Rails or RoR, it provides a stack of tools to rapidly build web applications based on the Model-View-Controller design pattern.
This book is a tutorial for creating a complete website with Ruby on Rails. It will teach you to develop database-backed web applications according to the Model-View-Controller pattern. It will take you on a joy ride right from installation to a complete dynamic website. All the applications discussed in this book will help you add exciting features to your website. This book will show you how to assemble RoR's features and leverage its power to design, develop, and deploy a fully featured website. Each chapter adds a new feature to the site, adding new knowledge, skills, and techniques.

  • Create a complete Web 2.0 application with Ruby on Rails
  • Learn rapid web development
  • Enhance your user interface with AJAX
Page Count 232
Course Length 6 hours 57 minutes
ISBN 9781847193414
Date Of Publication 28 Mar 2008


A P Rajshekhar


A. P. Rajshekhar, Senior Developer with Vectorform, has worked on enterprise-level web applications and game development. His endeavors include development of a Learning Management System, a Supply Management Solution and Xbox-based games. He holds a Masters Degree in Computer Applications. He is a regular contributor to Devshed Portal on topics ranging from server-side development (JEE/.Net/RoR) to mobile (Symbian-based) development and game development (SDL and OpenGL) with a total readership of more than 1.4 million.

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