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Rails 4 in Action: Revised Edition of Rails 3 in Action by Ryan Bigg, Yehuda Katz, Steve Klabnik, and Rebecca Skinner

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Chapter 1. Ruby on Rails, the framework

This chapter covers

  • Introducing Ruby on Rails
  • Benefits of Rails
  • Developing an example Rails application

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 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.

If you’re wondering who uses Rails, there are plenty of companies that do: Twitter, Hulu, and Urban Dictionary, just to name a few. This chapter will teach you how to build a very small and simple application, ...

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