Our journey through Rails has been a magical one so far, hasn’t it? Generators that build entire application structures. Validations in one line of code. Object-relational mapping that helps make creating a database schema a breeze. Relationships that make sense.
Is it any wonder that companies like Hulu, LivingSocial, Shopify, 37signals, and many more are using Ruby on Rails to build amazing products? It’s a web developer’s playland, filled with tools to make the process fun and productive.
Prior to Rails 3.1, the public directory served as a “junk drawer” where stylesheets, scripts, images, HTML, text, and other files would live. Got some new pics? Throw them in public/images. Need a print style stylesheet? That went in ...