Pro Active Record

Databases with Ruby and Rails

Authors: Pytel, Chad, Yurek, Jonathan, Marshall, Kevin

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  • Only book on the market to attack the topic of ActiveRecord, a key component of the Ruby on Rails framework, in such depth
  • Shows how to adapt ActiveRecord to existing databases, which is key to the continued growth of Ruby on Rails
  • Written by recognized experts from thoughtbot, Inc. and Falicon, Inc, experts who will promote the book from their websites, online, and in conference presentations
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About this book

Pro Active Record helps you take advantage of the full power of your database engine from within your Ruby programs and Rails applications. ActiveRecord, part of the magic that makes the Rails framework so powerful and easy to use, is the model element of the Rails Model-View-Controller framework. It's an object-relational mapping library enabling you to interact with databases from both Ruby and Rails applications.

Because ActiveRecord is configured with default assumptions that mesh perfectly with the Rails framework, Rails developers often find they hardly need think about it at all. However, if you are developing in Ruby without Rails, or are deploying against legacy databases designed without Rails in mind, or you just want to take advantage of database-specific features such as large objects and stored procedures, you need the in-depth knowledge of ActiveRecord found in this book.

In Pro Active Record, authors Kevin Marshall, Chad Pytel, and Jon Yurek walk you through every step from the basics of getting and installing the ActiveRecord library to working with legacy schema to using features specific to each of todays most popular database engines, including Oracle, MS SQL, MySQL, and more! You'll come to a deep understanding of ActiveRecord that will enable you to truly exploit all that Ruby, Rails, and your chosen database platform have to offer.

About the authors

Chad Pytel is president of thoughtbot, Inc., a software development consulting firm that specializes in agile, test-driven web application development using the Ruby on Rails framework and located in Boston and New York City. A firm believer in the Model-View-Controller design pattern and realistic software development, with a history in Java and EJB development, Chad strongly believes that Ruby and Ruby on Rails represents a new, exciting, and better way to develop software. Chad lives with his wife in Somerville, Massachusetts. When not at the office managing projects and writing code, Chad enjoys acting in and producing theater, film, and improv comedy. To follow along with Chad and the rest of the thoughtbot team's thoughts on business, design, development, and technology, visit their blog at Giantrobots.thoughtbot.com.

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-0269-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-59059-847-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pro Active Record
Book Subtitle
Databases with Ruby and Rails
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Chad Pytel and Jonathan Yurek and Kevin Marshall
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-0269-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-0269-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-59059-847-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
304
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