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Practical Rails Plugins

Authors: Plante, Nick, Berube, David

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  • The Rails framework ranks among today's the most popular publishing topics, and this is the first book to address Plugins, a key feature of the framework
  • Websites devoted to cataloging Rails plugins are popping up everywhere these days, symbolic of the tremendous interest in the topic
  • Authored by prominent Rails community members Nick Plante and David Berube
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The Rails framework empowers developers with unprecedented levels of productivity by embracing principles such as “convention over configuration” and “don’t repeat yourself”. This paradigm is even apparent at the community level, where developers regularly share their custom framework extensions by way of Rails’ plugins feature. Plugins offer a way for developers to extend the core Rails framework with their own custom features, allowing for rapid integration of features such as authentication, user ratings, and search.

Practical Rails Plugins shows you how to capitalize upon the wide variety of plugins at your disposal by guiding you through their integration into a number of interesting projects. You’ll learn how to rapidly augment projects involving asynchronous video transcoding, geocoding and mapping, content management, community ratings, and PDF generation. You’ll also learn how to create and distribute your own plugins.

  • The ultimate guide to building powerful web sites faster using Rails plugins
  • Demonstrates how to use popular plugins within a number of practical (and fully functional) projects and mini–applications
  • Shows you how to create and distribute your own plugins

About the authors

Nick Plante is a programmer, author, entrepreneur and (most of all) a nice guy. As a partner in Ubikorp Internet Services, Nick specializes in helping web startups accelerate their development with Ruby and Rails. He's also a co-organizer of the New Hampshire Ruby User Group and the Rails Rumble coding competition, and contributes to numerous open source projects. Prior to his involvement in the Ruby community, Nick spent time in the trenches with Java, PHP, Flash/ActionScript, and C/C++. In his free time, he enjoys independent film, comic books, loud music, and talking about himself in the third person. If you feel like discussing any of these topics, he'd be happy to hear from you. Nick's contact information can be found on his blog at http://blog.zerosum.org.

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-0654-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-59059-993-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Practical Rails Plugins
Authors
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Nick Plante and David Berube
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-0654-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-59059-993-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
512
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