Book Review: Ajax on Rails

Ruby on Rails is an open-source web framework that’s optimized for programmer happiness and sustainable productivity.It lets you write beautifil code by favoring convention over configuration.

From the Ajax in the view, to the request and response in the controller, to the domain model wrapping the database, Rails gives you a pure-Ruby development environment. To go live, all you need to add is a database and a web server.

Rails is so popular that recently oreilly published the book named “Ajax on Rails” . This book tell you how to build dynamic, interactive web applications using the two most important approaches to web development today: Ajax and the phenomenally efficient Ruby on Rails platform. This book teaches intermediate to advanced web developers how to use both Ajax and Rails to quickly build high-performance, scalable applications without being overwhelmed with thousands of lines of JavaScript code. More than just recipes, you also get a thorough, low-level understanding of what’s happening under the hood.

“Ajax on Rails” includes three fully worked out Rails/Ajax applications, and quick reference sections for Prototype and script.aculo.us.
Testing lessons show you how to eliminate cross-browser JavaScript errors and DOM debugging nightmares using a combination of Firebug, and Venkman.

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