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Practical JRuby on Rails Web 2.0 Projects: Bringing Ruby on Rails to Java™ Platform by Ola Bini

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PROJECT 1The Store (Shoplet)

CHAPTER 3Introduction to Rails

This chapter will serve as an introduction to the various parts of the Rails framework. Because Rails is loosely coupled, it makes sense to introduce the parts by themselves, and then describe how to fit them together.

On July 24, 2004 the first public version (0.5) of Rails was released. David Heinemeier Hansson extracted and generalized it from Basecamp, 37signals' first commercial web application. This first release immediately created a huge buzz in the developer community, partly because of the rapid development made possible by the Rails application architecture. Fifteen months later, after much progress and many new features, version 1.0 was released on December 13, 2005. This ...

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