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Chapter 1. Ruby on Rails, the framework

This chapter covers

  • Exploring Ruby on Rails
  • Building the foundations of a Ruby on Rails app
  • Working with the scaffold generator

Welcome aboard! It’s great to have you with us on this journey through the world of Ruby on Rails. Ruby on Rails is known throughout the lands as a powerful web framework that helps developers rapidly build modern web applications. In particular, it provides lots of niceties to help you in your quest to develop a full-featured real-world application and be happy doing it. Great developers are happy developers. There’s much more to the Rails world than might appear at first glance, but not overwhelmingly too much. And what a first glance! Oh, you two haven’t met? Well, time ...

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