Rails Deep Dive

Rails deep dive

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Written by Glenn Goodrich

Published by SitePoint

Jun, 2012

146 pages



This e-book (pdf format only) will focus on setting your system up properly (for those systems that support it) and will fly a little lower than the typical 50,000 foot level of many tutorials.


  • Set up Ruby Version Manager (RVM) to maintain sandboxed development environments
  • Install Ruby 1.9.3 – install Rails 3.1 – create a Rails application
  • Determine what Rails IDEs exist, as well as their pros and cons
  • Generate a resource for your application to create, retrieve, update, and delete
  • Modify a view template & know what’s next


While Rails is often touted as a good web development framework for beginners, there are rumblings in the community that Rails has outgrown that moniker the changes in Rails 3.1 are a result of a more mature community being in need of an advanced web framework. We’re going to focus on Rails 3.1 (RC4 at the time of writing), highlighting some of the changes at 3.1 as we go. I’ll assume that you’re comfortable on the command line; that is, “curl” is more than a Canadian verb.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Ruby Version Manager
Chapter 2. Installing Rails
Chapter 3. App Generation
Chapter 4. Application Setup: Loccasions
Chapter 5. Home Page
Chapter 6. Authentication
Chapter 7. Spork, Events, and Authorization
Chapter 8. Making Events
Chapter 9. Pair Programming
Chapter 10. Hiring a Foreman, Inheriting Resources, and Occasions
Chapter 11. Going Client-side with Leaflet, Backbone, and Jasmine
Chapter 12. Getting to Occasions
Chapter 13. Bubbly Map Events
Chapter 14. Retrospective


Title: Rails Deep Dive
Author: Glenn Goodrich
Language: English
Length: 146
Edition: 1
Publisher: SitePoint
Publication Date: 2012-06-04
ISBN-10: 0987247891
ISBN-13: 9780987247896